Rangers take Ice Bucket Challenge

Rangers take Ice Bucket Challenge

ARLINGTON -- Before Saturday night's game against the Rays, it was the Rangers' turn to do the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association. It was part of a league-wide initiative to promote awareness of the disease that killed Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Catfish Hunter and affects about 20,000 Americans.

Former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez, himself a likely future Hall of Famer, joined rookie pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez, utility infielder Adam Rosales and the teams that participated in Saturday's MLB RBI Senior Division World Series in dumping buckets of ice on their heads simultaneously.

The Rangers were "challenged" by the Minnesota Twins. They challenged the San Diego Padres, as well as San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, longtime Padres closer Trevor Hoffman and San Diego State men's basketball coach Steve Fisher.

The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media a year ago and has raised over $200 million for the ALS Association.

Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.