The Texas Rangers raise their first World Series championship banner

The Texas Rangers kicked off their 2021 season with a special celebration as they unfurled their World Series championship banner for the first time in franchise history. The banner was dropped from Globe Life Field’s roof support high above right field, and the Commissioner’s Trophy was brought to home plate by manager Bruce Bochy and pitcher Josh Sborz, who recorded the final out in the clinching Game 5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in November.

The Rangers’ championship marked their first in the 52 seasons spent in Texas and the 63rd overall for the franchise that originated in 1961 as the Washington Senators. Despite losing in their two previous World Series appearances, they finally clinched the title in 2021 after falling short in both 2010 and 2011.

Pitcher Max Scherzer, who was part of the 2019 Washington Nationals championship team, emphasized the importance of celebrating with fans after the 2020 celebrations were limited by COVID-19 restrictions. Watching from opposing dugout, Cubs manager Craig Counsell expressed a sense of jealousy towards the Rangers’ accomplishment.

Players were encouraged to take it all in and enjoy the celebration as they received their championship rings before the second game of

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