Two years ago, the Texas Rangers finished in last place with 102 losses. Now, after a stunning—and pricey—turnaround, they are MLB champions.
Before game two of the ALCS, a Houston Astros fan was told his shirt, which referenced the team’s cheating scandal, was unwelcome at the ballpark.
Much like indoor baseball in Houston or an MLB team in Arlington, a Houston Astros–Texas Rangers ALCS was once a dream and is now a reality.
After blowing the AL West division lead on the last day of the regular season, the suddenly white-hot Rangers swept their way into the ALCS.
While the Astros found a way to steal the AL West regular-season crown, the Texas Rangers are falling apart at the worst possible time.
After a dominant three-game sweep of AL West rival the Texas Rangers, the Astros are gaining momentum for another MLB playoff run.
While negotiating his Major League Baseball rookie deal in 2007, the Texas Rangers' newest ace started his career with the independent-league Fort Worth Cats.
A blockbuster deal for Max Scherzer is intended to shore up the Rangers' pitching rotation and keep the team atop the American League West standings.
The injury-depleted Astros should be having a nightmare season. But surprise performances from little-known players have kept Houston winning.
Even without the team’s $185 million ace pitcher, the Texas Rangers are off to the best start in franchise history.
After six dreadful years, the Texas Rangers are on top of the American League West—with the Houston Astros just two games behind.
Keith Meister, a team physician for the Texas Rangers, has reconstructed the elbows of many of the best players in baseball.
No matter how many star free agents the Houston Astros lose in the offseason, the reigning World Series champs keep winning.
The Texas Rangers’ new uniform design takes great pains—including the creation of a new, mythical mascot—to make fans throughout the Metroplex feel seen.
Before he began his pro baseball career, Jackie Robinson spent a season on the hardwood for Austin HBCU Samuel Huston College.
A 3–1 start to the MLB season could mean nothing, but it's still the best the Texas Rangers have managed since 2013.
In the past week, the Rangers have added an ace pitcher and the Astros have lost one. Can Arlington’s MLB team pay its way to competitiveness?
Reflecting on the World Series with Astros announcer Todd Kalas, whose father, Harry Kalas, called Phillies games for almost forty years.
A fan from day one muses on sixty years of joy and heartbreak—and whether winning brings redemption.
Thanks to a memorabilia boom and another Astros World Series trip, Houston has become a hotbed for rare hat collectors.
With a historic performance last week, the slugger led the Houston Astros to their sixth straight American League Championship Series.
Another 100-win season in the books, a chance to return to the World Series for the fourth time in six years—this franchise is special.
As rains fall across Texas, remember the 1976 Houston deluge that improbably shut down an Astros game at the famed “weather-proof” Astrodome.
With Chris Woodward and Jon Daniels Gone, the Texas Rangers Bet Their Future on Chris Young’s Thin Résumé
Now that the Rangers have fired their manager and president of baseball ops, their future is in the hands of relative front-office newcomer Chris Young.
There was crying in baseball after a Pearland pitcher beaned a Tulsa batter on Tuesday. What happened next might restore one’s faith in humanity.
The franchise stunned the baseball world by selecting Rocker, a talented pitcher with a murky injury history, third overall.
'Facing Nolan' has all the high heat and bench-clearing brawls that MLB fans expect. But deep down, the film is about a beautiful marriage.
A decade after Jackie Robinson integrated MLB, Black Texas League players found themselves banned from competing at road games in Shreveport.
A former MLB front-office insider breaks down the business and baseball reasons behind the Texas Rangers' record-breaking off-season spending.
Even after a historic free-agency binge, the Texas Rangers have a long way to go before they catch up with the Houston Astros.
Baseball Hall of Fame voters kept the former Astros pitcher out of Cooperstown. But there’s more to Clemens’s “character” than his alleged steroid use.
How a flurry of free-agent signings before baseball’s work stoppage could help Houston retain its All-Star shortstop.
With the blockbuster signings of Corey Seager and Marcus Semien, the woeful Texas Rangers just fast-tracked their franchise rebuild.
Five straight winning seasons, three trips to the World Series, one title—but can the Astros keep it up if Carlos Correa leaves town?
The Astros have faced every kind of taunt imaginable this year—and it has only brought the team and its city closer together.
Through scandal, roster overhauls, and managerial uncertainty, the AL West division champs just keep winning.
Rival teams and their fans might refuse to move on, but the 2021 Astros are playoff-bound and the city deserves to take pride in its team.
From the Woodlands High School to a Stud First Baseman at Texas State, the MLB star made coaches ask, "What doesn't this cat do?"
The veteran manager has Houston poised for another MLB playoff run, but the team appears lukewarm on retaining him after this season.
The AL West cellar dwellers have used another rebuilding year to audition loads of young talent. They're not winning, but they sure are fun.
The right-hander, the onetime most-feared pitcher in baseball whose career was cut short by a devastating stroke, died last week at 71.
The sign-stealing scandal won’t stop hounding Houston, and the 55–36 Astros are responding with the only thing they can control: their play.
Sam Houston was his only Division I offer coming out of high school. Three years later, the outfielder from Cypress is headed to the Majors.
In ‘Cheated,’ Andy Martino reports that Houston’s sign-stealing scheme continued through the 2019 MLB playoffs.
With the league eyeing expansion, the stars could be aligning for big-league baseball to set up shop between Austin and San Antonio.
From tossing trash cans to renaming the Astros the “Houston Asterisks,” baseball fans won’t let Houston forget the 2017 cheating scandal.
It's Opening Day, and the 6'10" journeyman pitcher and former Ranger has a tall task ahead of him as general manager.
The team finished in last place in front of cardboard fans in 2020, but it’s the first in American pro sports to reopen to full capacity.
The All-Star outfielder is headed to Toronto, and however the team tries to replace his production on the field, they won’t be able to replace Springer’s presence.
Family, high-school coaches, and former teammates recall the autograph-hunting, base-stealing baseball youth of Andrew Friedman.