The mascot of the Texas Rangers baseball team has been Rangers Captain since 2002. He wears the number 72 on his uniform for the year that the franchise moved from Washington D.C. to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This “palomino horse” entertains fans at home games and wears the same variety of uniform that the team is wearing with the exception of events like Elvis Night when he dresses like a palomino version of Elvis Presley.
Rangers Captain loves entertaining fans at the games and is always happy to come for special events like birthday parties or make visits to special fans at home games. But, he really likes his visits to schools and the shows he has created to entertain, motivate, and encourage the kids. Whatever a teacher or the school wants in terms of encouraging kids to read, modeling good behaviors, or anything, Rangers Captain is always glad to help out. Special programs are a dare to dream show about reading and an anti-bullying presentation. Rangers Captain even has Ranger-themed coloring pages that kids can download.
Rangers Captain is proud of his team and the Texas Rangers name that is so deeply rooted in Texas history. He is always happy to talk about the “expansion team” that made good in Texas. This team was the expansion Washington Senators that played in Washington from 1961 when the old Senators left for Minnesota and became the Twins. Although the team did not do well in D.C., the move to Texas was another story.
Since becoming the Texas Rangers, the franchise has appeared in the postseason eight times. They won their division in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016. And, they were a wildcard team in 2012. The Rangers made it to the World Series in 2010 against the Giants and in 2011 against the St. Louis Cardinals.