Rangers kick off expanded Winter Caravan

Rangers kick off expanded Winter Caravan

Rangers kick off expanded Winter Caravan
ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter, outfielder David Murphy, bench coach Jackie Moore, broadcaster Dave Barnett and Hall of Famer Jim Sundberg will appear at the first Town Hall/Autograph Session on Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas.

They will be at the Academy Sports and Outdoors at 5836 North Tarrant Parkway from 6:30-8 p.m. CT in the first event of an expanded 2011 Rangers Winter Caravan. Rangers executives, players, coaches and alumni will make over 50 appearances at schools, civic clubs and military installations over the next month in Texas and Louisiana.

The expanded 2011 caravan will travel to Austin, Abilene, College Station, Denton, Killeen, Longview, Lubbock, Round Rock, San Antonio, Texarkana, Tyler, Waco and Wichita Falls in Texas and Shreveport, La., as well as numerous locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Highlighting the 2011 Caravan will be 14 public appearances at Academy Sports and Outdoors locations, the most ever. That will include six Town Hall programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, where fans will be able to participate in question-and-answer sessions, as well as receive autographs from Rangers personalities and Rangers Captain. In addition, fans can have their pictures taken with the 2010 American League Championship Trophy at each of the six Town Hall appearances.

Here is the complete schedule:

Friday, Jan. 7 Town Hall/Autograph Session, 5836 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Tommy Hunter, David Murphy, Jackie Moore, Jim Sundberg, Dave Barnett

Tuesday, Jan. 11 -- Autograph Session, 445 Forest Square St., Longview, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Dave Anderson, Tom Grieve.

Wednesday, Jan. 12 -- Town Hall/Autograph Session, 6101 I-20 (at Bryant Irvin Road), Fort Worth, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Thad Levine, Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Dave Anderson, Jim Sundberg, Tom Grieve

Thursday, Jan. 13 -- Autograph Session, 5802 19th St. (at West Loop 289), Lubbock, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Dave Anderson, Tom Grieve

Friday, Jan. 14 -- Autograph Session, 3950 John Knox Drive (at Cedar Run Road), Abilene, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Dave Anderson, Tom Grieve

Tuesday, Jan. 18 -- Autograph Session, 1101 Walton Drive, Texarkana, 5:30-6:30
Scheduled to appear: Michael Kirkman, Thad Bosley, Dave Barnett, others TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 19 -- Town Hall/Autograph Session, 3677 Emporium, Mesquite, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Chuck Greenberg, Thad Levine, Michael Kirkman, Thad Bosley, Jim Sundberg, others TBA

Thursday, Jan. 20 -- Town Hall/Autograph Session, 1101 West Arbrook Blvd., Arlington, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Colby Lewis, Matt Treanor, Michael Kirkman, Mike Maddux, Jim Sundberg, Tom Grieve

Tuesday, Jan. 25 -- Autograph Session, 15350 IH-35 North (at Olympia Parkway), Selma (San Antonio area), 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Tommy Hunter, Andy Hawkins, Eric Nadel, others TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 26 -- Autograph Session, 5400 Brodie Lane, Sunset Valley (Austin area), 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Ron Washington, Tommy Hunter, Andy Hawkins, Eric Nadel.

Thursday, Jan. 27 -- Autograph Session, 210 North New Road, Waco, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Tommy Hunter, Ian Kinsler, Darren Oliver Andy Hawkins, Eric Nadel.

Friday, Jan. 28 -- Autograph Session, 3201 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Tommy Hunter, others TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 2 -- Town Hall/Autograph Session, 12700 South Freeway, Fort Worth, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Chuck Greenberg, Jon Daniels, Tommy Hunter, Darren Oliver, Jackie Moore, Jim Sundberg, Tom Grieve.

Thursday, Feb. 3 -- Town Hall/Autograph Session, 1220 West University, McKinney, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Chuck Greenberg, Ian Kinsler, David Murphy, Jackie Moore, Jim Sundberg, Eric Nadel.

Other public appearances will include:

Tuesday, Jan. 11 -- Autograph Session at Super 1, 3828 Troup Hiway, Tyler, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Derek Holland, Mitch Moreland, Dave Anderson, Tom Grieve

Saturday, Jan. 15 -- Autograph Session/Open House with Frisco RoughRiders, Dr Pepper Ballpark, Frisco, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Chuck Greenberg, Derek Holland, Tommy Hunter, Mitch Moreland, David Murphy, Dave Anderson, Steve Buechele.

Saturday, Jan. 22 -- Autograph Session at Brookshire's, 511 North Stewart St., Azle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Scheduled to appear: Derek Holland and Darren O'Day.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.