T.R.’s Memoirs: Tom Grieve’s run as Rangers GM didn’t change the person he is (Part II)
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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. This is the second of a two-part installment looking back at the career of Tom Grieve, who is retiring after 55 years in baseball. Read Part I here.
Yes, the Rangers have since won seven division titles and been to two World Series. They have had 11 teams that have won more games than the 87 wins the Rangers finished with in 1986. The Rangers drew just 1.7 million fans in 1986, averaging 20,889 fans in that minor-league stadium.
But what happened to the Rangers in 1986 was truly magical.