In 2011, Texas Rangers club co-chairman Bob Simpson and his wife, Janice, had the idea to modify Merle Haggard’s “That’s the Way Love Goes” into a baseball song. The result was “That’s the Way Baseball Go,” and Haggard was good enough to record the song with the new lyrics.
On March 28, 1977, an angry Len Randle attacked Rangers manager Frank Lucchesi for benching him during Spring Training. Sent to the hospital, Lucchesi wound up with a fractured cheekbone. Supposedly, Lucchesi instigated the attack by calling Randle a “punk.”
On 4 June 1974, it was ten-cent beer night at Cleveland Stadium as the Indians took on the Texas Rangers. As the game progressed, Indians fans grew increasingly inebriated, resulting in a riot during the ninth inning of play. As a result of the crowd’s unruly behavior, the game was interrupted and could not be resumed in a timely manner. Home plate umpire Nestor Chylak stopped the game, which was tied at five runs a piece, and pronounced a forfeit by the Indians, thus declaring the Rangers victorious.