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HISTORIC MOMENTS In Rangers History 2019 Texas Rangers Fan Fest Thousands of Rangers fans attended the 2019 Fan Fest Presented by Dasani at Globe Life Park in Arlington in January 2019. Rangers to Retire Adrian Beltre's Uniform The Texas Rangers announced that the club will retire the uniform number 29 of third baseman Adrian Beltre prior to the game with the Oakland A’s on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The Rangers and A’s play at 8:05 p.m. that night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Beltre on-field ceremony is expected to begin at approximately 7:35 p.m. In addition, the first 15,000 fans entering the park that night will receive a Dr Pepper/Brookshire’s “The 3000th Hit” Adrian Beltre Bobblehead. Beltre will become the fourth Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the club, joining Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan’s #34 in 1996, former manager Johnny Oates’ #26 in 2005, and Hall of Fame catcher Iván Rodríguez in 2017. In addition, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 worn by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in the major leagues, in 1997. The ceremony to retire Beltre’s number will take place as part of the Rangers’ season-long celebration of the team’s final year playing at Globe Life Park in Arlington. #Forever29 18 The fan experience featured autograph sessions with current Texas Rangers players, a behind-the- scenes look and informational sessions of the construction at Globe Life Field, free tours of the Rangers clubhouse and dugout, and interactive question & answer sessions with Rangers executives, players and announcers in the All You Can Eat Porch.