Ryan has done a tremendous job as the President and CEO of this organization, putting winning clubs on the field year after year. The Rangers have won 90+ games in four consecutive seasons. The team also went to the World Series in back to back seasons in 2010-2011. With this success brought revenue and fans. The Rangers have went over the three million fan mark the past two seasons.
“This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization,” Nolan Ryan
Jon Daniels was named the President of Baseball Operations before the start of the 2013 season and many viewed this move as a stripping of Ryan’s power in the organization. Ryan remained in charge through the 2013 season but just three weeks after the completion of the season Ryan has announced his retirement. Ryan still has two years left on his existing contract but it is uncertain at this time if he will remain in the Rangers organization or leave for good.
Nolan Ryan has been a huge part of the Rangers organization. Not only in the front office but on the field as well. In five seasons with the Rangers, Ryan won 51 games and posted a 3.43 ERA. His 10.1 strikeout per nine innings was the highest in his career. He threw two of his seven no-hitters in a Ranger uniform. Lastly who can forget his visit from Robin Ventura on the mound that turned into a brawl. That also came in a Ranger uniform.