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Rangers Honoring All-Time Team



    This weekend seems to be the culmination of a season-long celebration the Texas Rangers are putting on in their 40th year of existence since moving from Washington D.C.

    The Rangers are planning a weekend full of activities and displays of appreciation to some of the franchise's all-time greats as the Detroit Tigers come to town in what is a big series between two good teams.

    There's a big lunch planned today for members of the team, which includes greats like Nolan Ryan, Pudge Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez and also current Rangers like Ian Kinsler, Michael Young, Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Neftali Feliz and Elvis Andrus.

    The celebration will come to a head on Saturday evening when there will be a pre-game ceremony to honor the 40th anniversary team and most notably Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel, who will be inducted in the Rangers Hall of Fame, where he'll join Johnny Oates, Tom Grieve, Mark Holtz and former Arlington mayor Tom Vandergriff as the only people in the Hall in a "non-playing" capacity.

    Nadel has called Rangers games on the radio for the past 34 years, making him the second-longest tenured radio voice in all of baseball. He's received loads of honors, including being named National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Texas Sportscaster of the Year seven times.

    The ceremony is set to begin around 6:40 p.m. and the game has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. So get out to the ballpark early and pay your respects.