At the conclusion of that baseball betting odds season owner Bob Short had enough with the small crowds and red ink and took his team to Arlington, Texas, a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth. Arlington Stadium, a minor league ballpark, was renovated to accommodate the new big league team.
The MLB betting team got off to a woeful start, losing 100 games in 1972 baseball betting odds season and a whopping 105 in 1973 baseball betting odds season.In 1977 baseball betting odds season, after a slow 31-31-start the Rangers fire manager Frank Lucchesi. Over the next week the Rangers try out 2 different coaches before hiring long-time Baltimore Orioles coach Billy Hunter. The moves works as Ryan leads the Rangers to 60-33 MLB betting record over the remainder of the season.
In the baseball betting odds year of 1987 the Rangers and California Angels battle for positioning again. However, this time it is to avoid last place, as the Rangers post a disappointing 75-87 baseball betting odds record while finishing tied for the worst record in the AL West. By 1997 baseball betting odds season, on June 12th the Ballpark at Arlington hosts the 1st Interleague Game in regular season history.
In the 1999 baseball betting odds season, the 1-2 punch of Juan Gonzalez and Ivan Rodriguez is given even more punch as Rafael Palmeiro is reacquired as a Free Agent. Palmeiro hits 47 HR and 147 RBI while Juan Gonzalez and AL MVP Ivan Rodriguez both drive in more then 100 runs and smack over 30 HRs. The trio is joined by OF Rusty Greer who also reaches the century mark in RBI as the Rangers score 945 runs and hit .293 as a team. The Rangers would go on to win a club record 95 games to win their 3rd Division Title in 4 MLB betting years.
During the baseball betting odds season of 2007 although key hitters such as Michael Young and Mark Teixeira have rebounded after poor starts, the team overall ranks only seventh in the AL in runs scored despite playing in a good hitters park. On June 20, Sammy Sosa hit his 600th career home run against the Chicago Cubs at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Hank Blalock, the starting 3rd baseman who had been enjoying a good baseball betting odds season, was placed on the 60-day disabled list on the 19th of May due to thoracic outlet syndrome, and Teixeira followed him onto the disabled list on June 9 (for the first time in his career) with a strained left quadriceps muscle. Although the team holds the highest baseball betting odds ERA in the Majors there may be a few promising signs for the future with relief pitchers such as Willie Eyre doing a good job from the bullpen.