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Attendance History

Shown here is the complete historical attendance for each season the Texas Rangers have been in existence, including information on the years they spent as the Washington Senators.

1961-1971 (Washington Senators III) ***
Year Record Standing/GB Games Attendance Average Manager(s)
1961 61-100 (.379) 10th – 47.5 GB 79 597,287 7,560 Mickey Vernon
1962 60-101 (.373) 10th – 35.5 GB 80 729,775 9,122 Mickey Vernon
1963 56-106 (.346) 10th – 48.5 GB 80 535,604 6,695 Mickey Vernon, Eddie Yost, & Gil Hodges
1964 62-100 (.383) 9th – 37 GB 81 600,106 7,408 Gil Hodges
1965 70-92 (.432) 8th – 32 GB 81 560,083 6,914 Gil Hodges
1966 71-88 (.447) 8th – 25.5 GB 78 576,260 7,388 Gil Hodges
1967 76-85 (.472) 6th – 15.5 GB 80 770,868 9,636 Gil Hodges
1968 65-96 (.404) 10th – 37.5 GB 81 546,661 6,749 Jim Lemon
1969 86-76 (.531) 4th/6 – 23 GB 81 918,106 11,335 Ted Williams
1970 70-92 (.432) 6th/6 – 38 GB 81 824,789 10,182 Ted Williams
1971 63-96 (.396) 5th/6 – 38.5 GB 81 655,156 8,088 Ted Williams
Senators Only Totals 883 7,314,695 8,284
1972-1993 (TX Rangers – Arlington Stadium)
Year Record Standings Games Attendance Average Manager
1972 54-100 (.351) 6th/6 – 38.5 GB 75 662,974 8,840 Ted Williams
1973 57-105 (.352) 6th/6 – 37 GB 74 686,085 9,271 Whitey Herzog, Del Wilber, & Billy Martin
1974 84-76 (.525) 2nd/6 – 5 GB 76 1,193,902 15,709 Billy Martin
1975 79-83 (.488) 3rd/6 – 19 GB 76 1,127,924 14,841 Billy Martin & Frank Lucchesi
1976 76-86 (.469) 4th/6 – 14 GB 77 1,164,982 15,130 Frank Lucchesi
1977 94-68 (.580) 2nd/7 – 8 GB 75 1,250,721 16,676 Frank Lucchesi, Eddie Stanky, Connie Ryan, & Billy Hunter
1978 87-75 (.537) 2nd/7 – 5 GB 75 1,447,963 19,306 Billy Hunter & Pat Corrales
1979 83-79 (.512) 3rd/7 – 5 GB 78 1,519,654 19,483 Pat Corrales
1980 76-85 (.472) 4th/7 – 20.5 GB 77 1,198,175 15,561 Pat Corrales
1981* 57-48 (.543) 2nd/7 – 5 GB 54 850,076 15,742 Don Zimmer
1982 64-98 (.395) 6th/7 – 29 GB 78 1,154,432 14,800 Don Zimmer, Darrell Johnson
1983 77-85 (.475) 3rd/7 – 22 GB 78 1,363,469 17,480 Doug Rader
1984 69-92 (.429) 7th/7 – 14.5 GB 80 1,102,471 13,780 Doug Rader
1985 62.99 (.385) 7th/7 – 28.5 GB 79 1,112,497 14,082 Doug Rader, Bobby Valentine
1986 87-75 (.537) 2nd/7 – 5 GB 79 1,692,021 21,418 Bobby Valentine
1987 75-87 (.463) 7th/7 – 10 GB 80 1,763,053 22,038 Bobby Valentine
1988 70-91 (.435) 6th/7 – 33.5 GB 80 1,581,901 19,774 Bobby Valentine
1989 83-79 (.512) 4th/7 – 16 GB 79 2,043,993 25,873 Bobby Valentine
1990 83-79 (.512) 3rd/7 – 20 GB 81 2,057,887 29,085 Bobby Valentine
1991 85-77 (.525) 3rd/7 – 10 GB 80 2,198,231 27,478 Bobby Valentine
1992 77-85 (.475) 4th/7 – 19 GB 79 2,244,616 28,413 Bobby Valentine, Toby Harrah
1993 86-76 (.531) 2nd/7 – 8 GB 79 2,244,616 28,413 Kevin Kennedy
Arlington Stadium Totals 1,689 31,714,747 18,777
1994-current (TX Rangers – The Ballpark in Arlington)
Year Record Standings Games Attendance Average Manager
1994** 52-62 (.456) 1st/4 62 2,503,198 40,374 Kevin Kennedy
1995 74-70 (.514) 3rd/4 – 4.5 GB 72 1,985,910 27,582 Johnny Oates
1996 90-72 (.556) 1st/4 – Div Win 80 2,889,020 36,113 Johnny Oates
1997 77-85 (.475) 3rd/4 – 13 GB 80 2,945,244 36,816 Johnny Oates
1998 88-74 (.543) 1st/4 – Div Win 81 2,927,409 36,141 Johnny Oates
1999 95-67 (.586) 1st/4 – Div Win 80 2,771,469 34,643 Johnny Oates
2000 71-91 (.438) 4th/4 – 20.5 GB 80 2,800,147 35,002 Johnny Oates
2001 73-89 (.451) 4th/4 – 43 GB 81 2,831,021 34,951 Johnny Oates, Jerry Narron
2002 72-90 (.444) 4th/4 – 31 GB 80 2,352,397 29,404 Jerry Narron
2003 71-91 (.438) 4th/4 – 25 GB 81 2,094,394 25,856 Buck Showalter
2004 89-73 (.549) 3rd/4 – 3 GB 81 2,513,685 31,033 Buck Showalter
2005 79-83 (.488) 3rd/4 – 16 GB 81 2,525,221 31,175 Buck Showalter
2006 80-82 (.494) 3rd/4 – 13 GB 81 2,388,757 29,490 Buck Showalter
2007 75-87 (.463) 4th/4 – 19 GB 81 2,353,862 29,060 Ron Washington
2008 79-83 (.488) 2nd/4 – 21 GB 81 1,945,677 24,020 Ron Washington
2009 87-75 (.537) 2nd/4 – 10 GB 81 2,156,016 26,617 Ron Washington
2010 90-72 (.556) 1st/4 – 9 UP 81 2,505,171 30,928 Ron Washington
2011 96-66 (.593) 1st/4 – 10 UP 81 2,946,949 36,382 Ron Washington
2012 93-69 (.574) 2nd/4 – 1 GB 81 3,460,280 42,719 Ron Washington
The Ballpark in Arlington Totals 1,506 48,895,827 32,467
Rangers Only Total 3,195 80,610,574 24,775
Rangers & Senators Total 4,078 87,925,269 21,560

 

  • * – The record for 1981 was a total season record, combining both halves of that strike shortened season into one.
  • ** – The strike shortened season of 1994 prevented what would have been the Rangers first division win, and the first division win that I can think of with a team under .500.
  • From 1961 to 1968, the AL had one division, consisting of 10 teams
  • From 1969 to 1976, the AL had two divisions, East & West, consisting of 6 teams
  • From 1977 to 1993, the AL had two divisions, East & West, consisting of 7 teams
  • From 1994 to current, the AL had three divisions, East, Central, & West, consisting of 5,5,4 teams

*** Washington Senators Notes ***

For those who might forget, the Washington Senators left Washington after the 1960 season and became the Minnesota Twins. The replacement Washington senators (who started in 1961) left after the 1971 season, and became the Texas Rangers.  Most folks call the Twins/Senators the original and the Rangers/Senators the second, when in fact the TRUE original Washington Senators existed from 1891-1899, and were contracted out of existence. What is generally accepted (incorrectly) as the original Senators came into existence in 1901.

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