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Rangers History Today: Ending A Game With A ... Tie?

You never want to tie a game in baseball, but on this date the Texas Rangers did so for the first time.

On this date in franchise history, the Texas Rangers experienced a franchise first — a tie game.

That moment came on September 12, 1974, as the Rangers visited the Chicago White Sox at old Comiskey Park. Just 3,821 saw the first tie in Rangers history, as the two clubs ended up knotted at 2-2 after six innings, before the game was called due to rain.

So, why not make up the remainder of the game? Well, the two teams did face each other against on September 21-22 in Arlington, but neither team needed to play the game, as it had no bearing the playoff race.

Now here’s the weird part. The Rangers had two more tied games in the first 10 years of the franchise’s time in Arlington. Both of those games came against the White Sox, both of them were played at old Comiskey Park, and both were called a tie due to rain.

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