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Texas Rangers to Honor 1996 Division Champion Team

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    Juan Gonzalez of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammate Will Clark as he crosses the plate after hitting a home run in the 5th inning of the third game of the 1996 American League Division Series against the New York Yankees at The Ballpark in Arlington Oct. 4, 1996.

    The Texas Rangers are set Tuesday to honor the 1996 team, which won the first division title in franchise history.

    The club will honor the 1996 American League West champion team before their game against the Cincinnati Reds at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

    The 1996 Rangers finished the season with a 90-72 record and won the division by 4½ games. Outfielder Juan Gonzalez was named the AL MVP and the late Johnny Oates was named AL Co-Manager of the Year, along with New York Yankees manager Joe Torre.

    More than 20 players and coaches, including catcher Ivan Rodriguez, first baseman Will Clark and second baseman Mark McLemore, committed to attend Tuesday's game.

    Evening with a Legend

    Before the on-field ceremony, Clark and Rodriguez will take part in the Capital One Bank Rangers' Evening with a Legend Series.

    Couples attending the event will pose for photographs and receive an autograph baseball from Clark and Rodriguez, tickets to Tuesday's Reds-Rangers game, a multi-course dinner and more.

    The cost to attend Evening with a Legend is $500 per couple.

    When: 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday
    Where: Hall of Fame at Globe Life Park in Arlington
    Tickets: texasrangers.com/foundation or 817-273-5030