Highlights of the upcoming Rangers homestand

The Texas Rangers
begin a six-game, seven-day homestand on Monday night, hosting three-game
series against both the New York Yankees (April 23-25) and the Tampa Bay Rays
(April 27-29). There will be no game on Thursday, the club’sfirst off day at
home this season.

Prior to the
start of the homestand on Monday, Rangers legend Ivan Rodriguez will be honored
as he retires from a playing career that includes 13 Gold Glove Awards and 14
All-Star selections. Monday’sgame has a 6:05 p.m. CDT start, and Rodriguez
will participate in an on-field pregame ceremony that will feature a first
pitch from the all-time leader in games behind the plate.

The Rangers will
also honor Jackie Robinson during a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday, April 24. The
ceremony will include a video featuring Major League Baseball’sfirst
African-American player and a special presentation to Tuskegee Airman prior to
the 7:05 p.m. game. In addition, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob
Kendrick will present Michael Young the 2011 John Henry Lloyd Award for
Baseball and Community Leadership; and Ron Washington with the 2011 Charles
Isham Taylor Award for A.L. Manager of the Year. On Wednesday, April
25, Firestone will have their MLB All-Star balloting ceremony. All-Star ballots
are open beginning today, April 20, through June 28.

The Rangers will host the season’s
first Verizon Fireworks Friday on April 27, and will feature giveaway items for
fans on both Saturday and Sunday. The giveaway item on Saturday, April 28 is a
Medical Center of Arlington Adrian Beltre bobblehead for the first 30,000 fans,
and Sunday, April 29 will be a Snapple Napoli Red Jersey available to the first
10,000 fans 13 and under. The post-game Verizon Friday Night Fireworks have the
theme of Sing-A-Long music.

Former Rangers
Rusty Greer and John Wetteland will make appearances at Rangers Ballpark in
Arlington during the homestand to present the game ball. As part of the Rangers
40th Anniversary celebration former players will make appearances
throughout the season for each home game.

The Sunday, April 29 game will be
televised nationally on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

highlights of the homestand:

Monday April, 23 vs. New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m. ESPN nationally; FSSW-HD locally

 Ivan Rodriguez Retirement Ceremony

 Ceremonial first pitch by Ivan Rodriguez

 Game ball delivery by John Burkett

Tuesday, April,
24 vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m., FSSW-HD

 Pre-game ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson
and Tuskegee Airmen presentation

 Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob
Kendrick to present awards to Ron Washington and Michael Young

 Ceremonial first pitch by Texas State
Senator Royce West

 Game ball delivery by Rusty Greer

Wednesday, April,
25 vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. FSSW-HD

 Firestone All-Star Balloting pre-game

 Game ball delivery by John Wetteland

 Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday

 Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesdays 13 &

 Ozarka Website Wednesday. Tickets are half
price in Upper Reserved, Upper Box, Lexus Club Terrace, and Lower Reserved when
purchased on

Friday, April 27 vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 7:05 p.m. TXA21-HD

 Verizon Wireless Fireworks Friday. Tickets
are $10 in the Lexus Club Terrace, Upper Box, and Upper Reserved seating areas
on texasrangers.com. All cash parking is $5. Fireworks following the game set
to Sing-A-Long Theme.

Saturday, April
28 vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 7:05 p.m. TXA21-HD

 Medical Center Arlington Adrian Beltre
bobblehead for first 30,000 fans

 Game ball delivery by Mickey Tettleton

Sunday, April 29 vs. Tampa Bay Rays,7:05 p.m. ESPN

 Snapple Napoli Red Jersey for youngsters
fans 13 and under

 Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday

 Game ball delivery by Jose Guzman