What would happen if you took the best attributes of the best Texas Rangers and put them all together Frankenstein style to create the ultimate Ranger? Let’s find out.
Mind of Al Oliver: Playing in all of Texas’ 163 games in 1980, Oliver displayed the physical and mental toughness of a triple studley wallbanger.
Eyes of Juan González: Rangers all-time leader in RBIs in a season (157) and slugging percentage (.643) proving that his eyes were always on the prize.
Mustache of Paul Kilgus: Sorry Derek, Paul’s got you beat.
Left Arm (tie) Rubén Sierra/Nolan Ryan: This switch hitter holds the Rangers record for the most triples in a season (14). The way Nolan’s left arm put Ventura in that headlock deserves honorable mention at the very least.
Heart of Josh Hamilton: This Ranger has fought injuries and inner to become one of the most loved players to ever wear a “ T ” on their cap.
Right Arm of Nolan Ryan: All-time leader in no-hitters with seven. Ryan also racked up 5,714 strikeouts.
Hips of Michael Young: No Rangers has turned more plays into highlights by simply turning his hips than Mike.
Legs of Bump Wills: The Rangers all-time leader for stolen bases in a season.
Knees of Ivan Rodriguez: 12 seasons and 10 All-Star games behind home plate in a Rangers’ uniform “Pudge” had knees of steel and a heart of gold.