Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers Tickets
About Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers
It’s the classic face off between two American League West Division teams. In the red corner it’s the Los Angeles Angels with one AL Pennant, nine West Division titles and the 2002 World Series Championship. In the blue corner it’s the Texas Rangers with two AL Pennants and seven West Division titles. Both teams have similar histories. Established as expansion franchises in 1961, the Los Angeles Angels have been based in Anaheim since 1966 while the Texas Rangers moved from Washington to Minnesota, finally settling down in Arlington in 1972. With a number of AL Pennants and West Division titles to their names, only the 2002 World Series Championship separates these two teams.
Angels against the Rangers – How it all Started
The Angels Rangers rivalry was slow to start. Many believe acquisitions from one team to another played a major role in this conflict. Darren Oliver, Vladimir Guerrero, C.J. Wilson, Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli have all been a part of these two rivals at one point or another. However, it all blew up in 2004.
Batting Practice Brawl – In 2004, words were exchanged between Gerald Laird and Adam Kennedy. Accusing Kennedy of diving at pitches to get hit, Laird and Kennedy got into fight at batting practice in Anaheim which ultimately involved players from both camps. Although order was restored, this incident gave birth to bad blood between the two teams.
August 1, 2012 – Playing in front of forty thousand plus fans at the Rangers Ball Park in Arlington, the Rangers and the Angels played perhaps their toughest game. The game went into the tenth inning with the score tied at 7–7. In the top of the tenth the Angels score three runs. The Rangers fought back with four runs in the bottom of the tenth to win the contest 11–10.
The Angels Rangers Rivalry in Numbers
The Angels and the Rangers have played countless games but surprisingly they’ve never faced each other in the playoffs or the postseason. Here is how the Los Angeles has performed against the Texas Rangers
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The longest winning streak the Angels had over the Rangers was of 9 games from June 20, 2014, till August 16, 2014. And for the Rangers, their longest winning streak over the Angels was of 7 games from April 24, 2013, till August 7, 2013
The Best of the Angels and the Rangers
The Los Angeles Angels have had some serious talent on their roster. Mike Trout was Rookie of the Year, selected for three All Star Games and received two Silver Slugger Awards in just over three years with the Angels. Chuck Finley is another player who spent 14 seasons with the Angels earning 2,152 strikeouts. A few honorable mentions here would be Tim Salmon, Nolan Ryan and the greatest Angel of them all Garret Anderson. For the Texas Rangers it was a familiar name Nolan Ryan who led the way. Having been part of the California Angels, Ryan was part of the Rangers line up from 1989 –1993. It was during his time with the Rangers that he achieved two important milestones – 5,000 strikeouts and 300 wins. What Ryan started with the Angels, he finished with the Rangers – A brilliant career.
Don’t miss the Angels Rangers Faceoff!
The upcoming season will definitely have a few Angels Rangers games. If you’re looking for Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers tickets, you can get them here. Before you buy, check the Angels and Rangers schedule and also the Angel Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington seating charts to get the best seats. Cheap Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers tickets are available here.