Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest
By ANTHONY ANDRO  |  Last updated 10/17/13
ARLINGTON, Texas Nolan Ryan's run with the Texas Rangers is coming to an end. The team's CEO announced Thursday that he's retiring from the job effective at the end of the month. "This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization," Ryan said in a statement. "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. We have a group of talented and passionate employees who have helped make this success possible. This organization is in good hands. I am leaving with a lot of great memories from my tenure here and I know the organization will continue to thrive in the years to come." The Hall of Fame pitcher took over as the team's president in Feb. 2008 and added the CEO title in 2011. Last November he relinquishes the president's role but remained as the team's CEO.
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