The 2010’s was a big decade for the Texas Rangers because some of the players that had big moments for the team during the decade were able to be honored during it. Players like Adrian Beltre and Michael Young were honored by having the numbers retired, as both played for the team during the decade, while Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was also honored for his contributions to the team during the 90’s and 2000’s.
It was amazing seeing players like those three finally become immortalized by the Texas Rangers, as they most certainly deserved their numbers being retired, as they were some of the best to ever wear “Texas” across their chests.
Michael Young retired as the clubs all time leader in games played, runs, hits, doubles, triples, and total bases for the team. He also helped lead the team to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
Pudge retired as the teams all time leader in overall WAR, as well as defensive WAR, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a first ballot member in 2017. He will forever be remembered as one of, if not the greatest all-around catcher not only in Texas Rangers history, but MLB history as well.
Adrian Beltre quickly became a Texas Rangers fan favorite after signing with the team during the 2010 off-season, and went from being considered a good player to a Hall of Fame player during his Rangers tenure.