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Sept. 30, 1999

On that day, the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 7-0 to go up 10 games in the AL West.

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That is the only time, ever, in the 50 year history of the franchise, that the Texas Rangers (or Washington Senators) have had a larger (or even equal) division lead than they do at this moment. And it lasted for all of 29 hours and 34 minutes.

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Soak it in.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.