This is the most complete record book ever written about the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers because it is the only one which includes every season and career record in batting, pitching, and fielding of every player in the club’s history.
Typical record books eliminate old records when new ones are established but this book never eliminates a record but simply adds new ones to existing chronology lists. In this way, no players or their records are ever forgotten and the history of club records is forever preserved.
The book offers four-never-before seen features which are certain to captivate and stimulate the interest of fans. The first are chronology lists, which begin in the first year of the team’s existence (1961) and lists all the original “Record Setters” and every subsequent “Record Breaker.” The chronology lists also reveal how long each record lasted before broken and who broke the record.
Secondly, all records are easily counted and appear at the end of each chapter on a “Record Holders List.” Now for the first time, we learn which players have the most records.
The third new feature is the individual player’s “Record Profile,” which honors the team’s greatest players by showing each and every one of his records in perfect chronological order. Did you know that Frank Howard has 53 club records?
The fourth new feature is the development of the individual player’s “Claims to Fame Profile.” This is an extension of the “Record Profile,” but includes every feat accomplished by a player which has made him famous. Did you know that Frank Howard has 78 claims to fame?
Rookie and manager records are also included.
EXPLANATION OF THE CHRONOLOGY LISTS
Perhaps the best way to understand the chronology lists is by using this example of the club’s season home run record which is listed and explained below.
We see that Gene Green was the club’s first home run champion in 1961 with 18 home runs. His record stood for two years before broken by Don Lock in 1963, who blasted 27 homers. Lock then became the first two-time record breaker by landing 28 balls into the seats in 1964. His record lasted three years before Frank Howard cranked out 36 big ones in 1967. He would then go on to break his own records in 1968 and 1969 by upping the marks to 44 and 48 long distance blasts.
Howard’s records would stand the test of time for 32 years, before the great Alex Rodriguez would excite fans by reaching the seats 52 times in 2001 and 57 more times in 2002. He remains the present record holder.
Thus we have seen the entire history of the home run record: who started it, how many home runs there were, and every record breaker to come along. Nothing could be more complete yet easy to read and understand. This format is used in every category of season and career batting, pitching, and fielding.