Texas Rangers Celebrate First World Series Title with Parade in Arlington

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The Texas Rangers, who won their first World Series championship in franchise history on Wednesday, will be honored with a parade and a public celebration in Arlington on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. The city of Arlington invites fans from across North Texas to join the festivities in the Entertainment District, which will be free and open to the public.

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Parade Route and Schedule

The parade is scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m. on Cowboys Way at Supra Lot A, just south of Globe Life Field. The route will loop around Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium in a clockwise fashion for about 1.9 miles, traveling north on AT&T Way and then east on Nolan Ryan Expressway and the connecting East Road to Six Flags. The route will continue south on Ballpark Way/Stadium Drive on the east side of Globe Life Field down to Cowboys Way, where it will end near Supra Lot A.

The parade will include all Texas Rangers players, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and the Arlington City Council, Arlington police and fire representatives, and local school marching bands. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and secure a spot along the route, as well as to follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the city.

Post-Parade Public Celebration

Parade goers are invited to gather afterward in the Globe Life Field North Plaza and the adjacent Tundra Lot B for a public ceremony featuring remarks from the Texas Rangers’ executives, manager Bruce Bochy, and Rangers’ players. The ceremony will also include a video tribute to the team’s historic season, which culminated in a five-game victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the World Series.

The Rangers defeated the D-backs at Chase Field on Wednesday in Game 5 of the World Series to clinch their first championship. It was the franchise’s 52nd season since it moved from Washington D.C. to North Texas in 1972. The Rangers had previously reached the World Series in 2010 and 2011, but lost both times to the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals, respectively.

A Dream Come True for Arlington and the Rangers

“The Texas Rangers’ World Series victory is a dream five decades in the making,” Arlington Mayor Jim Ross said. “Mayor Tom Vandergriff went to D.C. and convinced the Washington Senators to become the Texas Rangers and move to what, at that time, was a small bedroom community in the middle of the Metroplex. The Rangers have stayed with Arlington for 51 years. We’ve helped them build three stadiums here, the community has supported them, the City Councils have supported them, and the Rangers have reciprocated year after year with their commitment to the community. This year, they reciprocated with a World Series championship. We want fans to come out to the Entertainment District this Friday and really enjoy the moment, soak it all up and have a great time.”

The Rangers’ World Series title is also a testament to the resilience and perseverance of the team, which overcame several challenges and setbacks throughout the season. The Rangers dealt with injuries to key players, such as Joey Gallo, Corey Kluber, and Elvis Andrus, as well as COVID-19 outbreaks that affected several members of the organization. The Rangers also faced tough competition in the American League West division, which featured the Houston Astros, the Oakland Athletics, and the Seattle Mariners, all of whom made the playoffs. The Rangers finished the regular season with a 94-68 record, securing the second wild card spot in the AL. They then defeated the New York Yankees in the wild card game, the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Division Series, and the Chicago White Sox in the AL Championship Series, before taking down the D-backs in the World Series.

The Rangers’ World Series title is also a crowning achievement for manager Bruce Bochy, who announced his retirement at the end of the season. Bochy, who previously led the San Francisco Giants to three World Series titles in 2010, 2012, and 2014, became the first manager in MLB history to win four World Series with two different teams. Bochy, who is widely regarded as one of the best managers of all time, praised his players for their determination and teamwork.

“I’m so proud of these guys. They never gave up, they never quit, they played with heart and passion. They played for each other, they played for the fans, they played for the city of Arlington. They played like champions, and they are champions. It’s been an honor and a privilege to manage this team, and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my career,” Bochy said.

By Kane Wilson

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