Area Code Games: Day Five Wrap
At The Ballpark
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Quick. Think of a great unbeaten team in the history of team athletics.
The 1972 Miami Dolphins in football?
The 1976 Indiana Hoosiers in basketball?
The 1970 Cornell Big Red in hockey?
Yes, those are all great references. But the gist of all this is that it is a rarity in sports that a team goes unbeaten. Well from now on, when people ask me to name a great team that finished with an unbeaten record, I am going to think of the Texas Rangers team from the 2018 Area Code Games.
The Rangers look ready to rumble after beating the Athletics to win the ACG Title.
Friday morning the Texas-based Rangers completed a 4-0-1 week here in Long Beach with a scintillating 4-3 win over a gutsy Athletics team. The most impressive part of the Rangers’ unbeaten week? Four of their games were morning starts including Thursday and Friday’s 8 a.m. start times. Egad, right? Poor dudes.
Still, they were impressive in winning their final four straight contests after an opening day 3-3 tie vs. the Royals back on Monday morning. Here is how Day Five of the Area Code Games got kicked off…
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