Few fans of the Texas Rangers can forget when Robin Ventura made the mistake of charging the mound while Nolan Ryan was on it.
Rangers fans born after the incident have no doubt heard countless stories, seen limitless photographs and even watched some video of Nolan Ryan giving Robin Ventura a good old fashioned Texas beat-down.
Nolan Ryan is a true Texas Legend. He personifies a living definition of what toughness is all about. Ryan first took to a Major League mound at the tender age of 19. He threw his final pitch—with a partially torn rotator cuff—at the not-so-tender age of 46.
Although Ryan certainly deserves his many accolades, especially those in regards to his toughness, he isn't the only Texas Ranger that deserves recognition for his gritty resolve.
"Toughness" and what it entails is highly subjective, as is this list. The following is by no means a comprehensive look into all of the toughest players in the history of the Texas Rangers. However, it does paint a picture of a few Rangers that deserve acclaim for their firmness in fortitude.