Complete List Of Texas Rangers Managers In Order

Texas Rangers Managers In Order

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Our Complete List Of Texas Rangers Managers In Order looks at a team that arrived on the scene in the early 1960s. The Texas Rangers are a professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas. They are a member of the American League West division in Major League Baseball (MLB). The franchise was established in 1961 as the Washington Senators, and in 1972, they relocated to Arlington, Texas, becoming the Texas Rangers. Throughout their history, the Rangers have seen various managers lead the team, each contributing to its growth and development. From their early years in Washington to their current status as a prominent MLB team, the Texas Rangers have captured the hearts of fans with their dedication and passion for the game. Let’s explore the list of Texas Rangers managers, along with the years they managed the team, their playing backgrounds, and their hometowns.

List of Texas Rangers Managers In Order:

1 – Ted Williams (1969-1972)

Born in 1918 in San Diego, California. Williams had a legendary playing career with the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942, 1946–1960). This Hall of Famer did not manage any other MLB team besides the Senators/Rangers.

2 – Whitey Herzog (1973)

Born in 1931 in New Athens, Illinois. Herzog played for the Washington Senators (1956–1958), Kansas City Athletics (1958–1960), Baltimore Orioles (1961–1962), and Detroit Tigers (1963). He also managed the Kansas City Royals (1975–1979), St. Louis Cardinals (1980–1990), and California Angels (1994).

3 – Billy Martin (1973-1975)

Born in 1928 in Berkeley, California. Martin played for the New York Yankees (1950–1957), Kansas City Athletics (1957), Detroit Tigers(1958), Cleveland Indians (1959), Cincinnati Reds (1960), Milwaukee Braves (1961), and Minnesota Twins (1961). He managed several teams including the Minnesota Twins (1969), DDetroit Tigers (1971–1973), New York Yankees (1975–1978, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1988), and Oakland Athletics (1980–1982).

4 – Frank Lucchesi (1975-1977)

Born in 1927 in San Francisco, California. He played minor league baseball but did not reach the majors. Lucchesi also managed the Philadelphia Phillies (1970–1972) and Chicago Cubs (1987).

5 – Eddie Stanky (1977)

Born in 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stanky played for the Chicago Cubs (1943–1944), Brooklyn Dodgers (1944–1947), Boston Braves (1948–1949), New York Giants (1950–1951), and St. Louis Cardinals (1952–1953). He also managed the St. Louis Cardinals (1952–1955) and Chicago White Sox (1966–1968).

6 – Billy Hunter (1977-1978)

Born in 1928 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. As a player, Hunter was with the St. Louis Browns (1953–1954), Baltimore Orioles (1954–1955), and New York Yankees (1955–1956).

7 – Pat Corrales (1978-1980)

Born in 1941 in Los Angeles, California. Corrales played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1964–1966), St. Louis Cardinals (1967), Cincinnati Reds (1968–1972), and San Diego Padres (1972–1973). He also managed the Philadelphia Phillies (1982–1983) and Cleveland Indians (1983–1987).

8 – Don Zimmer (1981-1982)

Born in 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Zimmer played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1954–1959, 1963), Chicago Cubs (1960–1961), New York Mets (1962), and Washington Senators (1963–1965). He also managed the San Diego Padres (1972–1973), Boston Red Sox (1976–1980), Chicago Cubs (1988–1991), and New York Yankees (1999).

9 – Darrell Johnson (1982)

Born in 1928 in Horace, Nebraska. Johnson played for the St. Louis Browns (1952), Chicago White Sox (1952), New York Yankees (1958), St. Louis Cardinals (1958–1959), Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1960), and Cincinnati Reds (1960–1962). He managed the Boston Red Sox (1974–1976) and Seattle Mariners (1977–1980).

10 – Doug Rader (1983-1985)

Born in 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. Rader played for the Houston Astros (1967–1975), San Diego Padres (1976), and Toronto Blue Jays (1977). He also managed the California Angels (1989–1991).

11 – Bobby Valentine (1985-1992)

Born in 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut. Valentine played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1969, 1971–1972), California Angels (1973–1975), San Diego Padres (1975–1977), New York Mets (1977–1978), and Seattle Mariners (1979). He managed the New York Mets (1996–2002) and Boston Red Sox (2012).

12 – Kevin Kennedy (1993-1994)

Born in 1954 in Los Angeles, California. Kennedy’s playing career was limited to the minors. He managed the Boston Red Sox (1995–1996).

13 – Johnny Oates (1995-2001)

Born in 1946 in Sylva, North Carolina. Oates played for the Baltimore Orioles (1968–1972), Atlanta Braves (1972–1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1975–1976), Los Angeles Dodgers (1977–1979), and New York Yankees (1980–1981). He managed the Baltimore Orioles (1991–1994).

14 – Jerry Narron (2001-2002)

Born in 1956 in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Narron played for the New York Yankees (1979), Seattle Mariners (1980–1981, 1986–1987), and California Angels (1983). He managed the Cincinnati Reds (2005–2007).

15 – Buck Showalter (2003-2006)

Born in 1956 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Showalter did not play in the majors. He managed the New York Yankees (1992–1995), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–2000), and Baltimore Orioles (2010–2018).

16 – Ron Washington (2007-2014)

Born in 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Washington played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1977), Minnesota Twins (1981–1986), Baltimore Orioles (1987), Cleveland Indians (1988), and Houston Astros (1989). He managed the Atlanta Braves as their third base coach but was not a head coach for any other MLB team.

17 – Tim Bogar (2014, Interim)

Born in 1966 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bogar played for the New York Mets (1993–1996), Houston Astros (1997), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2001). He was an interim manager for the Texas Rangers and served as a coach for various teams but did not manage another MLB team as the head coach.

18 – Jeff Banister (2015-2018)

Born in 1964 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Banister’s MLB playing career was limited to one game with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1991. He did not manage any other MLB team.

19 – Chris Woodward (2019- 2022)

Born in 1976 in Covina, California. Woodward played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1999–2004), New York Mets (2005–2006), Atlanta Braves (2007), Seattle Mariners (2009–2011), and Boston Red Sox (2012). This is his first managerial stint in the MLB.

20 – Tony Beasley (2022)

Tony Beasley was born on December 5, 1966. He hails from the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Beasley also served as a coach for the Washington Nationals (2006) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2008–2010)

21 – Bruce Bochy (2023)

Bruce Bochy was born on April 16, 1955. Bocjy hails from Bussac-Forêt, France. He also served as the manager for the San Diego Padres (1995–2006) and San Francisco Giants (2007–2019).

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