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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Arlington

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Arlington, TX. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Arlington's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Arlington. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Arlington, TX. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Arlington,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Arlington, TX, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Arlington, TX.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

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They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

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Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Rush Posts Career Night in Loss

ARLINGTON, Texas – Treyaunna Rush finished with a career-high 26 kills in a 3-2 (23-25, 26-28, 25-16, 25-14, 13-15) Mean Green loss against Providence on Friday at College Park Center.Rush's performance marks the second-consecutive match in which she recorded 20 or more kills. She totaled 29.5 points adding five blocks, 12 digs and one service ace. ...

ARLINGTON, Texas – Treyaunna Rush finished with a career-high 26 kills in a 3-2 (23-25, 26-28, 25-16, 25-14, 13-15) Mean Green loss against Providence on Friday at College Park Center.

Rush's performance marks the second-consecutive match in which she recorded 20 or more kills. She totaled 29.5 points adding five blocks, 12 digs and one service ace. Aryn Johnson contributed 15 kills while Sh'Diamond Holly, Truli Levy and Avery McCrillis accounted for eight finishes apiece. Ceci Harness was the beneficiary of the offense, setting a career-best mark with 57 assists.

The defense was highlighted by Holly who posted a season-high eight total blocks with Truli Levy and Harness both contributing five blocks. Aleeyah Galdeira also set a career-high number of 35 digs while moving up on the UNT career leaderboard. With a total of 942 digs, she slides into 10th all time and passes Eboni Godfrey (935) who played for UNT from 2011-2014.

Set 1: The match was very closely contested through seven points when Providence began to pull away. North Texas did not allow the Friars to get comfortable when it mounted a 7-1 run with four kills from Rush to cut the lead down to three points. The opposition pulled back the lead but a 6-2 UNT run held the set in check. The Mean Green would score two during set point before Providence delivered the final blow, winning the first 25-23.

Set 2: Extra volleyball was needed in the second after North Texas opened the set with a 7-2 barrage. The Mean Green offense continued to apply pressure but the Friars were able to keep composed. A late 5-2 run gave UNT set point at 24-23 but ultimately lost the second frame 28-26.

Set 3: Coming out of halftime, the Mean Green again jumped out to a 7-2 advantage with the front line of Holly and Rush contributing both blocks and kills. North Texas never allowed the set to get closer than a five-point difference after a 4-1 run put the team up 14-8. Four of the final five points in the set came via kills from Holly, Rush and Johnson for a third set win, 25-16.

Set 4: Riding the wave of momentum from the third, Porter's side started off hot again with a 15-4 scoring avalanche, including a 10-0 stretch. The big lead was held throughout the set for the second wire-to-wire set victory of the evening, taking the fourth 25-14.

Set 5: The final frame was tight from the first serve with North Texas recovering from an early four-point deficit with an 8-3 run. Kills and errors help push the Mean Green into an 11-10 lead late in the set. The two sides traded points and long rallies but UNT came up short, dropping the fifth set 15-13.

Up Next: North Texas plays two matches at the UTA Classic on Saturday, first against Texas A&M-Commerce at 1:30 p.m. and will close out the tournament versus UT Arlington at 6:30 p.m.

National Medal of Honor Museum, Opening in Arlington in 2024, Excited to Feature Restored World War II-Era Plane

When it opens in Arlington in 2024, one of the National Medal of Honor Museum’s standout attractions will be a fully restored World War II-era Navy war plane that was recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan after 68 years.The FM-2 Wildcat fighter is currently being restored by Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center’s nationally recognized restoration team to a 1942 condition. It will then be provided on a long-term loan as a centerpiece in the National Medal of Honor Museum’s Above & Beyond: Naval and Aviation...

When it opens in Arlington in 2024, one of the National Medal of Honor Museum’s standout attractions will be a fully restored World War II-era Navy war plane that was recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan after 68 years.

The FM-2 Wildcat fighter is currently being restored by Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center’s nationally recognized restoration team to a 1942 condition. It will then be provided on a long-term loan as a centerpiece in the National Medal of Honor Museum’s Above & Beyond: Naval and Aviation Gallery.

“More Medal of Honor recipients flew that plane than any other single-engine fixed-wing plane in American history. The one we are receiving has a really fascinating story,” said Rob Shenk, Chief Content Officer of the Museum.

The plane ended up at the bottom of Lake Michigan after pilot William Forbes’ routine training flight suddenly turned sideways, Shenk said. “Ensign Forbes, who is learning to fly the Wildcat, needs to land on the U.S.S. Sable and during a very cold December 1944 day, he hits the carrier deck of the Sable and skids off the side into the waters below. He manages to get out of the cockpit as the plane sinks to the bottom of the lake,” Shenk said.

Acquiring this plane on loan from the U.S. Navy was no small feat, as it had to go through multiple hands before coming to Arlington, Shenk said.

“We’ve made a great relationship with the National Naval Aviation Museum, and they guided us toward this Wildcat fighter that they knew was going to be available,” Shenk said. “Back in 2012, an amazing team worked to raise this plane from the bottom of Lake Michigan to begin its journey. From there, it was moved to our other partner, which is the Air Zoo, one of the really tremendous aviation museums but also a world-class restoration facility.”

The National Medal of Honor Museum is looking forward to its opening and being able to offer visitors a glimpse of history through exhibits such as the Wildcat. Click here for more information on the future exhibit.

“Let me just say how grateful we are to the City of Arlington. They have been the best partner we could ever ask for,” Shenk said. “We hope that people not only from the city but the whole DFW area come. And we hope to be a great part of the Arlington community.”

¡Yo Quiero! Celebrates National Guacamole Day on September 16th with the Dallas Cowboys

Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) To celebrate National Guacamole Day on Friday, September 16, the avocado masterminds at ¡Yo Quiero! are teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys to host a celebratory tailgate on their home turf of Arlington, Texas at the Tom Thumb located at ...

Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) To celebrate National Guacamole Day on Friday, September 16, the avocado masterminds at ¡Yo Quiero! are teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys to host a celebratory tailgate on their home turf of Arlington, Texas at the Tom Thumb located at 2755 N Collins St, Arlington TX.

“Every year, the popularity of avocado-forward snacking grows bigger and bigger with guacamole leading the pack. Loyalists and casual dippers, alike, are fueling the meteoric rise in consumption of ‘better for you’ snacks made with avocados, especially while watching America’s Team play week-after-week,” says Tara Murray, VP of Marketing for ¡Yo Quiero! Brands, based in North Texas. “If there is one thing that we know, it’s that North Texans take two things very seriously: the Dallas Cowboys and guacamole. Our tailgating celebration will feature and celebrate both ask we kick off the football season.”

The event, hosted by The Ticket’s Sean Bass, will begin at 4 pm with an appearance by Rowdy, the official mascot of the Dallas Cowboys, and will continue when Cowboys legend Nate Newton joins the party at 5 pm. Five lucky winners will have the chance to see the Cowboys face the Bengals at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

DETAILS:

Who: ¡Yo Quiero! and the Dallas Cowboys

What: National Guacamole Day Tailgate

When: Friday, September 16th from 4 pm-6 pm

Where: Tom Thumb at 2755 N Collins St, Arlington TX (map)

Why: ¡Yo Quiero! and the Dallas Cowboys celebrate National Guacamole Day in the most delicious way possible, tailgating in advance of the Cowboys/Bengals September match-up. A good tailgate always begins with avocado and Cowboys fans are invited to taste and see what the buzz is about with ¡Yo Quiero!’s signature guacamole which continues to elevate tailgating to delicious new heights this football season. Join The Ticket’s Sean Bass, Rowdy, the official mascot of the Dallas Cowboys, and Cowboy legend Nate Newton on September 16th to have some guac, hang with some Cowboy fans, and have a chance to win Party Passes to the Cowboys game against the Bengals!

To learn more about ¡Yo Quiero!’s guacamole , visit www.yoquierobrands.com and www.freshinnovationsllc.com.

About ¡Yo Quiero!

¡Yo Quiero! Brands is a Texas-based avocado, guacamole, and dip company with state-of-the-art facilities in Rhome, Texas and Guanajuato, Mexico. With a mission of selecting and growing the freshest and finest ingredients, ¡Yo Quiero! creates delicious, hand-crafted products that can be found in most local retailers. Bringing years of experience and dip expertise to the category, ¡Yo Quiero! leads and innovates with integrity and passion. The current lineup of handcrafted Guacamole, Super Chunky Avocado, Avocado Salsa, Elote Dip, Queso, and Salsa can be viewed on our website. For additional information, recipes, or product availability, please visit www.yoquierobrands.com

Ian Kinsler and John Blake to be Inducted into Texas Rangers Hall of Fame On Saturday, August 13

Ian Kinsler, whose combination of speed and power made him the most prolific leadoff hitter in club history, and John Blake, who has led the communication efforts for the franchise for more than three decades, will be inducted as the 25th and 26th members of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 13 prior to the 6:15 p.m. game with the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field.The induction ceremony will highlight a number of activities planned for the weekend series with the Mariners on Friday, August 12 at 7:05 p.m. ...

Ian Kinsler, whose combination of speed and power made him the most prolific leadoff hitter in club history, and John Blake, who has led the communication efforts for the franchise for more than three decades, will be inducted as the 25th and 26th members of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 13 prior to the 6:15 p.m. game with the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field.

The induction ceremony will highlight a number of activities planned for the weekend series with the Mariners on Friday, August 12 at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, August 13 at 6:15 p.m., and Sunday, August 14 at 1:35 p.m.

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Weekend Events:

HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON ON FRIDAY: The Rangers will honor the newest Hall of Fame inductees at the 2022 Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Luncheon presented by Coca-Cola on Friday, August 12 at Live! by Loews—Arlington, TX, 1600 East Randol Mill Road (76011). The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Tickets and more information can be found at texasrangers.com/halloffame. Net proceeds will benefit the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Luncheon sponsors also include Choctaw Casinos & Resorts, Comerica, Kubota, Globe Life, Heritage Werks, Bally Sports Southwest, 105. 3 The FAN, and Univision Radio.

The luncheon will include conversations with Kinsler and Blake and a player roundtable featuring former Rangers Frank Catalanotto, Colby Lewis, David Murphy, Darren Oliver, and Hall of Famer Michael Young. A number of other members of the Rangers Hall of Fame will also be in attendance.

INDUCTION CEREMONY ON SATURDAY: The on-field ceremony to induct Ian Kinsler and John Blake into the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame will begin at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Saturday with the introduction of the Hall of Famers at 5:00 p.m. and remarks beginning at 5:15 p.m. Michael Young will induct Kinsler, and fellow Rangers Hall of Famer Tom Grieve will induct Blake.

Members of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame planning to attend include Jim Sundberg (Class of 2003), Ferguson Jenkins (2004), Toby Harrah (2009), Tom Grieve (2010), Eric Nadel (2012), Ivan Rodriguez (2013), Tom Schieffer (2014), Michael Young (2016), Richard Greene (2019), Adrian Beltre (2021), Chuck Morgan (2021), and Victor Vandergriff (son of Tom, 2004). Other former Rangers planning to attend include Frank Catalanotto, Chris Davis, Craig Gentry, Colby Lewis, Doug Melvin, and David Murphy.

The ceremony will be carried live by KRLD 1080-AM, KFLC 1270-AM, and the Rangers English and Spanish radio networks beginning at 5:00 p.m. Bally Sports Southwest will broadcast a Hall of Fame Induction Special that debuts on Wednesday, August 24. The Rangers will also upload video of the ceremony to the club’s media FTP site on Saturday evening.

The Globe Life Field parking lots will open at 3:30 p.m. and ballpark entrances will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

RETRO UNIFORMS: For Saturday’s game, the Rangers will wear the home white style uniforms that debuted in 1972 and with minor modifications, were essentially utilized through the 1982 season. The original Rangers blue cap with a red bill and batting helmet with a similar design were worn until 1986.

The Rangers are also scheduled to wear the retro uniforms on September 25 vs. Cleveland and October 5 vs. the New York Yankees. 50TH ANNIVERSARY PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAYS: On Saturday, August 13, the first 15,000 fans in the ballpark will receive a 50th Anniversary Michael Young Bobblehead, presented by Chick-fil-A. The bobblehead is designed to reflect the “old-time look” of bobbleheads in the 1970s and is the fourth in a series of five to be given away in 2022. Included in the giveaway will be 100 entirely gold-painted bobbleheads and 500 partially gold-painted bobbleheads providing a few lucky fans with a limited-edition memento from the Rangers’ golden 50th anniversary season. On Sunday, August 14, the first 15,000 fans entering Globe Life Field get a 50th Anniversary Trucker Cap, presented by Globe Life.

COMMENMORATIVE POSTER SERIES: The Rangers have collaborated with local artists to create a series of five limited edition 50th anniversary commemorative posters. The fourth poster in the series has been created by Mary Lo (SEE ATTACHED). It will be available for sale at the Rangers-Mariners game on Saturday, August 13. Only 250 of the posters have been produced and will be sold for $25.00 each at the Rangers Authentics kiosk at Globe Life Field with the proceeds benefitting the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.

NFT: Candy Digital, in partnership with Major League Baseball and select teams and MLB Players, Inc,, has introduced a new series of free digital collectibles in 2022. This Commemorative Ticket Digital Collectible honoring Ian Kinsler’s Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame Induction marks a significant moment in the 2022 season and in franchise history, providing fans a new way to hold onto and showcase memories made at the ballpark. All fans who scan their August 13 game ticket via the MLB Ballpark app when entering Globe Life Field will be eligible to receive the NFT via email.

KINSLER GRAPHIC: This week the Rangers are also adding a permanent concourse graphic of Kinsler inside the Southeast entrance of Globe Life Field.

Kinsler holds multiple offensive records for a Rangers’ second baseman and batted .273 with 156 home runs and 539 RBI over 1,066 games with Texas from 2006-2013. He ranks second to Elvis Andrus on the club’s all-time list in stolen bases (172), is sixth in runs (748), places seventh in extra base hits (428), and walks (462), and is eighth in home runs (156—tied), doubles (249), total bases (1,908), and multi-hit games (335).

He is one of just 13 players and two second basemen in Major League history with 30 homers and 30 steals each in multiple seasons, accomplishing that feat in both 2009 and 2011. Kinsler holds club records for most games started (662) and home runs (109) when hitting first in the batting order, including a team mark 29 homers when leading off the first inning. He also scored 100+ runs four times, tying Michael Young for the club record.

Kinsler also excelled in the postseason for the Rangers, setting career team marks with a .311 batting average and .422 on-base percentage in 34 games with Texas. He has the only six-hit cycle in a nine-inning game since 1900, tying overall team marks for hits (6) and runs (5) on April 15, 2009 vs. Baltimore. A three-time A.L. Star as a Ranger (2008-10-12), Kinsler was the team’s 2006 Rookie of the Year.

Overall, Kinsler finished his Major League career with a .269 batting average, 257 homers, 909 RBI, and 243 stolen bases in 1,888 games with the Rangers (2006-13), Tigers (2014-17), Angels (2018), Red Sox (2018), and Padres (2019). He also played for Israel in the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing last year and will serve as the manager for Team Israel in the 2023 World Baseball Classic next March. Currently Kinsler is a Special Assistant, Baseball Operations & Player Development for San Diego.

Blake has spent 34 of his 44 years in professional baseball with the Rangers, originally joining the club as Director of Media Relations on November 1, 1984. He also served as Vice President of Public Relations and Senior Vice President of Communications over two decades in his first stint with the organization that extended through the 2004 season. Blake returned to the Rangers as Executive Vice President of Communications on November 1, 2008 and transitioned into the role of Executive Vice President of Public Affairs this past January.

During his Rangers’ career, Blake has overseen at various times media and public relations, broadcasting, community and player relations, marketing, social media, alumni initiatives, photography, archives, and publications while serving as the principal team spokesman for 34 years. He was responsible for the communications efforts during both the construction and opening of The Ballpark in Arlington and Globe Life Field.

Blake joins Rangers Hall of Fame broadcaster Eric Nadel as the only team employees to work all 52 of Texas’ postseason games. Overall, he has served in a communications role at 30 World Series and 25 MLB All-Star Games. Blake was the 1993 recipient of MLB’s Robert O. Fishel Award for public relations excellence and received the 2004 Harold McKinney Good Guy Award from the Dallas-Fort Worth BBWAA Chapter.

After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1977, Blake served two years as that school’s Sports Information Director before beginning his baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1979. He was the Orioles’ Media Information Director at the time of his move to Texas in 1984. Blake also was the Vice President of Media Relations for the Boston Red Sox from 2006-08.

The Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor those individuals who have excelled for the franchise both on and off the field. To be considered for Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame selection, former players must have spent a minimum of four seasons in a Texas uniform and be retired as an active player for a minimum of one year.

The Rangers have a dedicated web page that includes original content and information on the team’s 50th anniversary activities. Fans can find this content at texasrangers.com/50.

Tickets for all 2022 Texas Rangers home games can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by phone at 972RANGERS, and at the Southeast Box Office at Globe Life Field, which is located off Stadium Drive on the east side of the park.

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