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Notes Regarding The A.L. West Winning, Texas Rangers

September 24, 2016

Last night, the Texas Rangers, a franchise that began play in 1961 as the expansion Washington Senators, (the old Senators having moved to Minnesota, becoming the Twins), with a new U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, just 3 months into a term that would end in tragedy, not far from where the Rangers play in Arlington Texas, and manifest in Kennedy going far too soon to a national cemetery, with the same name, clinched their 7th “one eighth,” division crown.

In their 33 years of legitimate baseball from (1961-1993), before the wild card presence and a strike that denied the 1994 season a conclusion, the Senators/Rangers essentially never even came close to finishing first.

The Rangers will play in their 7th Division Series which is scheduled to begin on Thursday October 6th. Texas currently has a slight lead over fellow A.L. (to be) division winners, the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox, in the race for seeding in the American League. If they are the one or two seed, the Rangers would open the Division Series at home.

 

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An iconic photo above of President John F. Kennedy throwing the ceremonial first pitch/ball at the first Senators’ game in April 1961.

Vice President Lyndon Johnson is to Kennedy’s right, while I believe the uniformed baseball Senator, to be Mickey Vernon, the Senators’ manager.

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