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Flashback: Nolan Ryan becomes charter member of 5,000-strikeout club

Nolan Ryan made history plenty of times during his major-league career. But on this date in 1989, Ryan did something no other pitcher had ever done: record his 5,000th strikeout. It was his first season with the Texas Rangers, for whom he later would serve as president and CEO. On the historic night against the Oakland Athletics, the 42-year-old Ryan fanned fellow future Hall of...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Recently Inducted Hall of Fame Pitcher Randy Johnson on ex-Angel Nolan Ryan

By Rob Goldman, Historical Writer -  Nolan Ryan sought every edge in competition, and showed little sympathy for anyone who stood 60 feet, six inches in front of him. But if you happened to be a struggling young pitcher with unlimited potential, he didn’t hesitate to display a kinder, nurturing side. Twenty-eight-year-old Randy Johnson of the Mariners was a...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: the all-time roster

The Texas Rangers lost a tough one to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. They quickly turned around and earned a 7-1 victory last night over the Arizona Diamondbacks. With those two games in the books, the Rangers have a current record of 6-8, placing them in a tie for third in the AL West with the Los Angeles Angels. Texas is off to an inconsistent start, and instead of breaking down...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Future Hall of Famers

On Tuesday Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were all elected into the baseball Hall of Fame. All of these players were worthy of election but the question becomes – when will a player who made his mark as a member of the Texas Rangers be elected into the Hall of Fame. The last time a Texas Ranger was elected into the Hall of Fame dates back to 1999 when...
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros bring on Nolan Ryan as executive adviser

In a move that should come as a surprise to no one, Nolan Ryan has reunited with the Houston Astros. Ryan, who had been in the Texas front office before leaving the organization following the 2013 season, will serve as the executive adviser. In that role the Hall of Famer will work with team owner Jim Crane, general manager Jeff Luhnow and Ryan's son Reid, who is the president of...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan to rejoin Astros as executive advisor

Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan has rejoined the Houston Astros as the team's executive advisor. Ryan worked as a special assistant to the general manager in Houston from 2004 until he became president of the Texas Rangers in 2008. He added CEO to his title with the Rangers in 2011 and remained in that position until he stepped down in October. Ryan will serve as an advisor to...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan: 'Pretty good at this retired deal'

Nolan Ryan is enjoying retirement so far. Exactly three months after announcing his resignation as chief executive of the Texas Rangers, and selling his ownership stake in the team, the Hall of Fame pitcher was back at Rangers Ballpark on Friday night. ''I've been pretty good at this retired deal. I go to the office in Round Rock and go to the ranch a lot, have spent a lot of time...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan selling Texas mansion for $1.2 million

After stepping down as the CEO of the Texas Rangers in October and selling his stake in the ballclub, Nolan Ryan is continuing…
Via Busted Coverage
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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