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T.R.’s Memoirs: How Jon Daniels came to lead Rangers’ most successful era (Part 5)

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Editor’s note: T.R. Sullivan covered the Texas Rangers over 32 years for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.com and is sharing his “memoirs” with this newsletter.

In this six-part installment, Sullivan covers Jon Daniels 17 years as Rangers general manager. In this installment, the Rangers go back to the World Series and then …

For Jon Daniels, Ron Washington, Nolan Ryan, all of the Rangers …

The 2011 season was their magnus opus and piece de resistance — their Hamlet, Mona Lisa, Statue of David. It was to them what Grapes of Wrath was to John Steinbeck, Theory of Relativity to Albert Einstein, Baker Street to Gerry Rafferty.

It was the Rangers’ finest hour, the culmination of six years of hard work with the result being the best team in club history … maybe one of the best major-league teams ever. Camelot in Arlington.

T.R. Sullivan

T.R. is a Military Brat and graduate of the University of San Francisco who retired in 2020 after a 40-year career with the Denison Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.Com. He covered the Texas Rangers for 32 years.

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