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Robin Ventura hasn't spoken to Nolan Ryan since charging the mound against the Hall of Fame pitcher 19 seasons ago.
When Ventura makes his managerial debut for the Chicago White Sox on Friday in a season opener at Texas, Ryan will be sitting in the front row of his team's new-look ballpark.
Six months after being hired for his first managing job, Ventura's first game is against the two-time defending American League champion. Ryan is now president, CEO and part-owner of the Rangers.
Ventura was a 26-year-old third baseman for the White Sox on that hot August night in 1993. Ryan, who was 20 years older, got him in a headlock and landed several blows.
That video is still wildly popular at Rangers Ballpark, but won't be shown this weekend.
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Robin Ventura and Nolan Ryan have spoken for the first time since their infamous brawl 19 seasons ago.
Ryan, the Hall of Fame pitcher who is the Texas Rangers president, went to the visitors' clubhouse before Friday's opener to wish good luck to Ventura before his managerial debut for the Chicago White Sox.
It was their first meeting since a hot August night at old Arlington...
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Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura met to call peace after their infamous 1993 brawl that occurred after Ventura charged the mound.
FRISCO, Texas -- The Texas Rangers finalized their Opening Day roster Wednesday by officially purchasing the contract of left-hander Robbie Ross and utility infielder Alberto Gonzalez.
To clear room on the 40-man roster, the club has designated right-hander Cody Eppley for assignment.
Texas also put right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back muscle...
The Rangers have placed right-handed reliever Yoshinori Tateyama on the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Julio Borbon to Triple-A Round Rock while finalizing their opening day roster.
Tateyama, who has been bothered by a low back muscle strain, will be eligible to be activated April 14.
The two-time defending AL champions also selected the contracts of rookie left-hander...
For nearly 40 years, opening day for the Texas Rangers only offered hope if you ignored reality and history. Even when the organization won the AL West three times in the 1990s, it was never a serious threat to make it past the New York Yankees.
But coming off back-to-back trips to the World Series, the Rangers have become one of baseball's superpowers. It would be considered...
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Darvish struck out the first two batters he faced, even after going to a 3-0 count on leadoff hitter Jurickson Profar, one of the Rangers' top prospects.
The Texas Rangers honored the memory of a fan who fell to his death last year, unveiling a life-size statue of the man and his son.
Shannon Stone was killed when he fell over a railing during a game in July 2011 while attempting to catch a ball thrown to him by Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton.
Stone's 7-year-old son, Cooper, and his widow, Jenny, attended Thursday's...
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This is arguably the greatest day of the year. The Texas Rangers begin their defense of the AL Crown, and look to get back to the World Series for the third straight season (and maybe they’ll just win the damn thing this time). I’ll probably never fully recover from the beating my sports heart took [...]
The Texas Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler have been discussing a possible six-year contract extension for the better part of two months, but Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the negotiations will be heating up prior to Opening Day on Friday.
Rosenthal states that the Rangers are willing to exceed the record $12.4M average annual value given to Dan Uggla in March 2011, but Kinsler...
<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS8/YXR0YWNobWVudF9pZD00MDA1" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4005\">The Yankees have claimed right-hander Cody Eppley off waivers from the Texas Rangers, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Eppley will be assigned to Scranton/Wilkes...