ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are hosting Military Appreciation Night on Tuesday at the Ballpark in Arlington as part of their observance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, a special on-field pregame presentation will honor eight Wounded Warriors. The Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard will present the colors, United States Airmen will unfurl the American flag in center field, and the 531st Air Force Band will perform "The Star Spangled Banner." U.S. Army veteran Joe Washam will throw out the ceremonial first pitch on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project. Soldiers and their families from Fort Hood will be the guests of the Rangers on Tuesday night. The Rangers are offering fans a special ticket offer for Tuesday's game in honor of those who serve in the United States military. Fans can purchase upper reserve seats for just $11 at www.texasrangers.com by entering the coupon code "Freedom."
Club likely to draw three millionth fan this week
The Rangers are expected to go over three million in attendance during the upcoming homestand for the first time in club history. That level could be reached as early as Thursday against the Indians.Capital One will provide 40,000 Rangers T-shirts to fans on the night the club reaches three million fans, and other special activities are also planned. The Rangers enter the six-game homestand against the Indians and the Mariners having drawn 2,896,275 fans for the season. The club record is 2,946,949 set last year. Texas' average of 42,592 per date is the third best in the Majors behind the Phillies (44,150) and the Yankees (43,817).
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