Arlington, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Texas Rangers have announced that CEO Nolan Ryan will retire effective Oct. 31, after a six-year stint with the team.
“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,” he added.
Ryan, a Hall of Famer, said he will leave the Rangers in good hands, believing that the “organization will continue to thrive in the years to come”.
Ryan joined the Rangers in 2008 and became CEO in March 2011. In his six years, the Rangers have the fifth-highest winning percentage (.551) in the major leagues.
The club won at least 87 games in each of the last five years, including four consecutive 90-win seasons.