Rafael Palmeiro

This Day in Sports History: August 1

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: August 1

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, August 1 is a day in which one of baseball's most memorable hit streaks came to an end and the Olympics were hosted one of the greatest threats the world has ever seen.

 

Texas Rangers Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Beyond Pudge and MY, who's among the greatest in franchise history?
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<p> The quest continues to name the four elite members of each franchise's Mt. Rushmore. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for the Texas Rangers? The question sounds simple. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. Let the arguments begin.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

Texas Rangers Mt. Rushmore

Beyond Pudge and MY, who's among the greatest in franchise history?
One left & One Right Image
<p> The quest continues to name the four elite members of each franchise's Mt. Rushmore. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for the Texas Rangers? The question sounds simple. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. Let the arguments begin.</p>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller