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Rangers Sell 2 Millionth Ticket This Season

Attendance up, team is winning



    The season may have just started, but the Texas Rangers are already on a roll -- with more than 2 million tickets already sold this season.

    To be exact -- 2,046,072 tickets, the Rangers announced Thursday.

    Last year, the Rangers didn't meet the 2 million milestone until May 19. And in 2010, it didn't happen until Aug. 7.

    In fact, the team said this is the earliest it's reached the 2 million mark since records started in 1999.

    On top of that, the Rangers are averaging 39,133 fans per game -- the best in the American League.

    At sporting good stores such as Dick's Sporting Goods in North East Mall, Rangers jerseys and other memorabilia are selling fast.

    "I think they're doing really good," said an 8-year-old boy.

    Dick's spokesman Ryan Green said he couldn't disclose exact sales figures but said when teams do well, their merchandise sells well, too.

    Many fans say they're attracted to new stars such as pitcher Yu Darvish and the hope that Texas can make it to the World Series again this year -- and win.

    The Rangers are 5-2 after finishing their first homestand Thursday.

    Texas opens a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins Friday night.