Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Nolan Ryan has joined the Houston Astros organization as an executive adviser to his son, Reid, who is president of business operations, owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow.
The job allows Ryan to working in both the business and baseball sides of the franchise.
Ryan, 67, met with the Astros in late January to discuss the move.
This marks as a return to a Houston organization for Ryan where he spent nine years as a pitcher and another four years under a personal services contract.
Ryan was hired as CEO of the Texas Rangers in 2008 before becoming an owner in 2010 and guiding the franchise to its only World Series appearances in 2010 and 2011.
He resigned as CEO and sold his ownership stake in the club following the 2013 season.
The junior Ryan believes his father will offer a one-of-a-kind perspective.
“The thing that’s unique about my dad is you combine the ranchers’ mentality, which is about patience and watching things mature over a period of time, with the baseball and it’s somebody that’s full of common sense and sees the nuances of life and the game,” Reid said.
“I’ve been picking his brain since I went into business coming out of TCU and he’s been a tremendous resource for me,” he added.