Cubs acquire pitcher Jesse Chavez: undefined
Giants ship OF Jackson, RHP Gearrin to Texas: undefined
June 5, 1973
The Rangers, bypassing future Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Robin Yount, select high school pitching phenom David Clyde, who was 18-0 as a senior with fourteen shutouts and five no-hitters, in the first round (1st pick) of the amateur draft. The 18-year-old Westchester High School (Houston, Texas) standout will be pressed into immediate service as a starting pitcher for the Rangers, winning only seven games in 25 decisions during his three seasons in the Lone Star State.
May 8, 2012
Josh Hamilton becomes the 16th major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game when he blasts an 0-2 pitch over the Camden Yards centerfield fence in the eighth inning of the Rangers’ 10-3 victory over Baltimore. The Texas outfielder, who connected each time with a man on base, also hits a double to set the American League’s single-game record for total bases with 18, one shy of Shawn Green’s major league mark of 19 established in 2002 with the Dodgers.