Fans can vote for Rangers 40th anniversary team

May, 1, 2012
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During the month of May, the Rangers will celebrate their 40th anniversary by giving fans the opportunity to vote for the top players in team history.

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Fans can vote for the best players at each position at texasrangers.com/alltimeteam through May 31. The Rangers 40th Anniversary All-Time Team will be announced in June and its members will be honored on the club’s annual alumni weekend, Aug. 10-12.

Fans who fill out ballots will be entered for a chance at two tickets to the Dr Pepper Texas Rangers 40th Anniversary Weekend Luncheon. Five winners will be chosen.

According to a Rangers news release, the ballot was compiled by taking the club’s all-time leaders by games played at each position. The lists of pitchers were compiled by using the Rangers’ all-time leaders for wins, starts, appearances and saves. As a result, select players may be listed at more than one position.

Here is the ballot:

FIRST BASE
Will Clark
Mike Hargrove
Pete O'Brien
Rafael Palmeiro
Mark Teixeira

SECOND BASE
Julio Franco
Ian Kinsler
Mark McLemore
Bump Wills
Michael Young

THIRD BASE
Buddy Bell
Hank Blalock
Steve Buechele
Toby Harrah
Dean Palmer

SHORTSTOP
Elvis Andrus
Scott Fletcher
Toby Harrah
Alex Rodriguez
Michael Young

CATCHER
Rod Barajas
Gerald Laird
Geno Petralli
Ivan Rodriguez
Jim Sundberg

OUTFIELDERS (choose 3)
Juan Beniquez
Jeff Burroughs
Nelson Cruz
Juan Gonzalez
Rusty Greer
Josh Hamilton
Pete Incaviglia
Oddibe McDowell
Kevin Mench
David Murphy
Al Oliver
Larry Parrish
Bill Sample
Ruben Sierra
Gary Ward
George Wright

STARTING PITCHERS (choose 2)
Kevin Brown
Jose Guzman
Rick Helling
Charlie Hough
Ferguson Jenkins
Jon Matlack
George Medich
Kevin Millwood
Darren Oliver
Roger Pavlik
Gaylord Perry
Kenny Rogers
Nolan Ryan
Bobby Witt

RELIEF PITCHERS (choose 2)
Francisco Cordero
Danny Darwin
Neftali Feliz
Frank Francisco
Tom Henke
Kenny Rogers
Jeff Russell
John Wetteland
Mitch Williams
C.J. Wilson

DESIGNATED HITTER
Brian Downing
Juan Gonzalez
Tom Grieve
Rafael Palmeiro
Larry Parrish

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.18 133 170
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182