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Texas Rangers New Nike City Connect Jersey Pay Homage to Dallas-Fort Worth

The Texas Rangers unveiled their Nike City Connect jerseys Monday at the team store and begin wearing their new uniforms Friday against the Oakland Athletics.

Paying homage to the baseball histories of Dallas and Fort Worth, the Texas Rangers unveiled their new Nike City Connect jerseys Monday morning with a ton of fanfare – and fans – at the Globe Life Field.

The new uniforms, which the Rangers will debut on the field Friday against the Oakland Athletics, are meant to connect the two largest cities in the Metroplex, which is often called “DFW.”

The new uniforms also reflect the Rangers’ history in Arlington, along with its former mayor Tom Vandergriff, who was instrumental in the franchise relocating from Washington, D.C. in 1972

Per the Rangers:

During the 1950s, Dallas and Fort Worth had a pair of professional baseball teams – the Dallas Eagles and the Fort Worth Panthers/Cats. The two cities were fierce rivals and couldn’t even agree on a shared airport. At that time, Arlington was a relatively small city, but Vandergriff had major league dreams. In 1964, construction began on Turnpike Stadium in Arlington. Just one year later in 1965, Dallas and Fort Worth came together like never before with a professional baseball team in Arlington – the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs were born. Long before Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport finally opened, fans attended Turnpike Stadium in record numbers, proving Vandergriff’s vision correct. Just a short while later, Turnpike Stadium was expanded to a seating capacity of over 35,000, renamed Arlington Stadium, and debuted as the new home of the Texas Rangers.

The City Connect uniform celebrates the “team’s origin story and the Texas spirit that brought Dallas and Fort Worth together in Arlington – through baseball.” Uniforms features include:

The Jersey

  • A natural, cream-colored top with the “TX” graphic on the right side of the player’s chest. The logo/color treatment is influenced by the gothic lettering of the Dallas Eagles and the “X” includes a spur, a nod to the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs. The positioning of the graphic and number(s) are consistent with jerseys the Spurs and Cats wore.
  • On the left chest is a number laid out in speed red. The typography is inspired by the 1920 championship medal won by the Fort Worth Panthers. The Panthers won six consecutive Texas League titles in the 1920s and are regarded as one of the greatest teams in minor league history.
  • On the right sleeve is a mythical creature – affectionately known as the Peagle. A blend of our legendary predecessor mascots, the Fort Worth Panthers/Cats and the Dallas Eagles.
  • The inside collar of the jersey shows a “4*21” reference of the date synonymous with connecting the state of Texas, baseball in Texas, and the Rangers origin story.
  • The jock tag features Mayor Vandergriff’s iconic “Dream the Big Dream” phrase. The sentiment from Vandergriff resulted in bringing Dallas and Fort Worth together through baseball.

The Pants

  • The pitch blue-colored pants match the “TX” graphic on the jersey and feature rope braid piping in a nod to the logo texture of the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs.
  • On the front left hip is an icon that pays homage to the Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs, the team that played in Arlington and proved the region could support a Major League Baseball team.

The Cap

  • The pitch blue-colored cap features the prominent cream colored “TX” graphic on the front.
  • On the side is the famed “4*21” date reference.

The Accessories

  • The pitch-blue socks are complete with a speed red Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs icon.
  • Players will wear a natural, cream-colored belt, matching the jersey. To the immediate left of the belt buckle is a speed red loop in which a player has the option to include his number.
  • Like the cap, player helmets will be a pitch-blue color, glossy style, and feature the prominent cream colored “TX” wordmark on the front.

The Rangers’ entire City Connect story and detailed uniforms can be viewed at

The Texas Rangers Grand Slam Team Store at Globe Life Field is the exclusive Metroplex home to buy the new City Connect gear until Friday. Fans can also purchase the collection at, Nike app and,, and the MLB Flagship Store in New York City.

The morning scene at Globe Life Field included fans getting free Hurtado Barbeque and Golden Chick on the north plaza, along with other festivities.

The Rangers will wear the City Connect uniforms for every Friday home game. Texas is one of six teams that will wear City Connect jerseys for the first time in 2023, along with the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Nike MLB City Connect Series launched in 2021 to celebrate the connection between the specific club and its city. Along with debuting the uniforms Friday, the Rangers will wear them again Saturday against Oakland.

Also on Friday, the first 30,000 fans will receive the commemorative program and first 15,000 get a City Connect-themed Marcus Semien Bobblehead. The Semien bobblehead is the first of a three-part City Connect series also featuring Corey Seager on May 19 and Jacob deGrom on June 16.

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Texas Rangers Nike City Connect Uniforms

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