The history of the Texas Rangers baseball team does not actually begin in the team’s home field of Arlington, Texas, but rather in the nation’s capital, Washington DC. After Washington DC had lost their once beloved Senators team to Minneapolis (where they became the Minneapolis Twins), the city was looking for a new team. An expansion team was formed in 1961 inside the American League. In a nod to the city’s history in baseball, the new team was branded the Senators as well, though the Twins club continued to carry the team’s records. The reborn Washington Senators did very poorly over the years, leading to a saying wherein Washington DC was “first in war, first in peace, last in the American League” among certain commentators inside the game.
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