The Texas Rangers were founded in 1961. Originally it was the Washington Senators. It received its current name when it moved to Arlington in 1972. There was a time when George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was the owner of the team (1989-1994), and he had to explain at a hearing that the baseball team was not a channel for accumulating slush funds.
Texas, also famous for being the team that Park Chan-ho and Choo Shin-soo played for, has never won a World Series since the team was founded. The San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, and Tampa Bay Rays have also never been at the top of the World Series, but considering just the year of their founding, Texas’ championship drought (62 years) is the longest. Although it cannot be compared to the Cleveland Guardians, who suffered 75 years of inactivity after winning the 1948 World Series, Cleveland still had a taste of victory.
Texas made it to the World Series in 2010 and 2011, but failed to win the championship trophy. In 2021, they experienced the humiliation of losing 102 times in the season. However, with the rebound after two years, only the battle for the first throne remains. Texas’ opponent is the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Arizona has not won a World Series since 2001 when Byung-Hyun Kim played. Arizona is a team with a relatively short history, based in Phoenix and founded in 1998.
Both Texas and Arizona advanced through the wild card game, division series, and championship series in this postseason to the World Series stage. Named the ‘Underdog Rebellion’, the two teams’ combined regular league win total in the 2023 season is 174 wins (Texas 90-72, Arizona 84-78), which is the lowest ever for a World Series matchup in a season in which 162 games were normally played. all. This is a matchup that no one expected. The two teams side by side defeated teams with more than 100 wins in the season (Baltimore Orioles and LA Dodgers) in fall baseball.
According to Sports Illustrated (SI), in the regular season, Texas outscored its opponents 881-716 (+165) in goal differential, while Arizona trailed 746-761 (-15). This is the World Series matchup with the largest regular season scoring difference (180 points difference) since 1998 (195 points difference), when the New York Yankees (+309 run differential) faced the San Diego Padres (+114 run difference). In terms of overall regular season performance, Texas had the advantage over Arizona with 28 wins and 25 losses (0.528).짱구카지노
Although they are both teams with more than 100 losses in 2021, Texas and Arizona show differences in terms of World Series roster composition. According to an MLB.com report, 21 of Texas’ 26 players signed free agency contracts (9 players), traded (12 players), or acquired players announced on waivers from other teams. Only five people were selected through the rookie draft. On the other hand, Arizona has 12 players brought in through the rookie draft or international contract. Five free agents were recruited. While Texas rebuilt its team through aggressive investment, Arizona can be interpreted as rebuilding its team through its own training. Texas has invested $800 million in free agents over the past two seasons.
Texas is the team ranked first in OPS (slugging percentage + on-base percentage) (0.825) in this year’s fall baseball (12 games). Arizona (12 games) ranked 5th (0.741). Looking at the mound, Arizona is ahead of Texas (3.67) with an ERA of 3.23. The starting power is similar, but Arizona (ERA 2.94) has a better record in the bullpen than Texas (ERA 3.72).
Game 1 of the World Series between Texas and Arizona, which may or may not look alike, will be held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA at 9:05 a.m. on the 28th (Korean time). Starting pitchers include Nathan Evoldi (Texas) and Jack Gallen (Arizona). Evoldi is showing excellent pitching in this year’s postseason with 4 wins, 0 losses, and an average ERA of 2.42, while Gallen has 2 wins, 2 losses, and an average ERA of 5.24. Former President Bush is scheduled to throw the first pitch in Game 1.