• Wed. May 29th, 2024

Rangers Win First World Series Title in 52 Years as Banner Drops and Championship Rings are Presented

BySamantha Jones

Mar 29, 2024
Texas Rangers reveal their World Series championship banner on NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The banner was dropped from Globe Life Field’s roof support high above right field, marking the moment when the Commissioner’s Trophy was brought to home plate by manager Bruce Bochy and pitcher Josh Sborz, who recorded the final out in the clinching Game 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in November. Bochy addressed the fans, saying “I want to thank you for your tremendous support.” Championship rings will be presented before the series’ second game on Saturday night.

Bochy previously managed three World Series winners while with the San Francisco Giants. Talking to players, he urged them to savor this moment and take it all in because it is so hard to do. The Rangers won their first championship in their 52nd season in Texas and 63rd overall for the franchise that began play in 1961 as the second iteration of the Washington Senators. Texas lost in its two previous World Series appearances — in 2010 to Bochy’s Giants in five games and in 2011 to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games after twice being one out from clinching the title in Game 6.

Rangers pitcher Max Scherzer was on the Washington Nationals’ championship team in 2019 but COVID-19 pandemic restrictions prevented fans from being present for the celebration in 2020. He said their ring ceremony was done by Zoom, but he really wanted to enjoy it with fans this time and soak up every moment of it. Cubs manager Craig Counsell, who scored

By Samantha Jones

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