It has taken 52 years for the Texas Rangers to win their first World Series. They closed out the final stages comprehensively by completing four wins in five games, the last with a score of 0-5 at the Arizona Diamondbacks stadium.
The Rangers were the oldest Major League Baseball (MLB) team without a ring. "For the first time in franchise history, the Rangers -- formed as the expansion Washington Senators (Part II) in 1961 before moving to Arlington in ‘72 -- are champions," wrote the official MLB page to congratulate the champions.
— Rangers de Texas (@losrangers) November 2, 2023
It was a night that will be remembered forever in the city of Arlington, because against all odds, the Rangers won the title. Although it wasn't an easy road, it was a career, fueled by the historically productive bats of World Series MVP Corey Seager and ALCS MVP Adolis. Garcia. All led by Bruce Bochy, a probable Hall of Famer.
"That’s a credit to the General Manager, Chris Young, and the ownership, Ray Davis. They were determined to get winning baseball back to the Texas Rangers. And when we met, that's what we talked about. And they did everything they said they were going to do," Bochy said in a statement to MLB.
"They beat us fairly"
But also, the team did everything possible to make this Fall Classic look easy despite the difficulties. For example, they "invested a gargantuan sum of money in Jacob deGrom, only for its imported ace to blow out his right elbow after six starts. The Rangers added Max Scherzer at the Trade Deadline, and he got hurt, too," MLB recalls.
All those obstacles were overcome to get the ring this year. A triumph that is also recognized by the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Torey Lovullo: "They're an amazing franchise. They were the best team. They beat us fair and square," Lovullo assured.