New Rangers manager leaves positive, familiar first impression

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Bob Booth / Special to the Star-Telegram

Jeff Banister reminds some at introductory news conference of Ron Washington.

Emotions run deep for Texas-bred Banister, family

Jeff Banister grew up an Astros fan and still lives in the Houston area.

Rangers to hire Pirates coach Jeff Banister as manager

The Pittsburgh bench coach will succeed Ron Washington, edging out Tim Bogar and Kevin Cash.

Opinion By Gil LeBreton

Rangers GM Daniels settles for ‘Clint Lite’ as new manager

With Clint Hurdle unavailable, the Rangers went with his right-hand man instead of Tim Bogar.

Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

1989 World Series: ppd. earthquake

Four eyewitnesses to the natural disaster in the Bay Area talk about reporting on the destruction, not Game 3.

Rangers decline club option on Alex Rios

The right fielder will be given a $1 million buyout rather than the club exercising its $14 million option for 2015.

Royals head to World Series after sweeping Orioles in ALCS

In the moments after the Royals won the pennant, after their 2-1 victory carried them to a sweep over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, joy flowed like the fountains beyond the ballpark's outfield fences.