Posted October 18, 2013

Nolan Ryan to retire as Rangers CEO

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Rangers GM Jon Daniels, CEO Nolan Ryan reportedly got an heated argument. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan (right) will step down from that post on October 31. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Texas Rangers CEO and MLB Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan will retire from that post, effective at the end of the month, the team announced Thursday.

Ryan was named president of the Rangers in February 2008 and became the team’s Chief Executive Officer in March 2011.

“This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization,” said Ryan. “I am extremely proud of what this organization has accomplished.

“On the field, we have enjoyed great success at the major league level. The fans have supported us in record numbers the last two years and we have been able to upgrade the ballpark and enhance the in-game experience to reward that loyalty.”

In his six years with the club as an executive, the Rangers had baseball’s fifth-highest winning percentage. The Rangers have won 90 games in each of the last four seasons and reached the World Series twice in the past six seasons.

“Under Nolan’s leadership and guidance over the last six years, the Rangers organization has made enormous strides both on and off the field,” said Rangers Co-Chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. “Nolan has meant so much to this franchise and to our fans. We thank him for his many contributions, including his role in helping to develop one of the finest baseball operations staff in the game.

“Today we turn the page on what we believe is a very bright future for this organization. We wish Nolan all the best.”


12 comments
joeshine730
joeshine730

deport that wet back that fought with Nolan immediately.

joeshine730
joeshine730

that wimpy girly feminine kid forced Nolan Out?? amazing

swededawg52
swededawg52

The punk won.   Rangers days are not going to be positive.

robert.bruce.parsons
robert.bruce.parsons

Who is the child in the picture beside Ryan?  Either name him or crop him, please.

robert.bruce.parsons
robert.bruce.parsons

Let's see...300 strikeouts in a year is a rare event, only done by a few pitchers.  Nineteen years as a pitcher is much longer than the average career.  Now multiply 300 strikeouts per year EVERY year for nineteen years.  And you will still  be fourteen strikeouts short of Ryan's 5,714.

No-hitters in both leagues.  No hitters for three different teams.  No-hitters in three different decades.

And just for fun, throw in one more.  In his first game in the NL after his move from California to Houston, he hit a three-run homer.  Just for fun.

This guy was really fun to watch.  I'll bet he's not completely out of baseball.  There's still something somewhere.  Maybe the Astros could use him as a closer.  They couldn't get any worse...

R3
R3

What was it, 7 no-hitters and 4 of those after the age of 40? He'll never be equaled.

closetjaysfan
closetjaysfan

My hands down favorite player as a kid.  Sad that he is out of baseball.

Phil.Mahweene
Phil.Mahweene

He was against the firing of Bench Coach Jackie Moore but even as CEO could not stop it.  Guess that told him how much authority he had as CEO and this is the end result

Marty2
Marty2

Translation:  "I'm not leaving because I want to."

x72
x72

Guess we know who won the battle

M20
M20

@x72 Yep. Score one for the kid.