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December 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Houston Astros free agent pitcher Nolan Ryan, saying he was "a die-hard Texan," today agreed to a one-year contract plus an option with the Texas Rangers. Ryan, 41, baseball's all-time strikeout leader, had been courted by Texas, California and San Francisco before family considerations led him to the Rangers. If he pitches both years, he would be paid about $3 million. The Rangers' offer was not the highest, but Ryan said "it did not come down to a monetary decision."
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February 11, 2014 | Wire Reports
Right-hander Roy Oswalt retired from baseball after 13 major league seasons that had him criss-crossing the country with time in the American and National leagues. Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, confirmed Oswalt's retirement and said the pitcher would work for his agency. Oswalt, 36, had a 163-102 record with a 3.36 earned-run average. His best season came with Houston in 2004, when he was 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA. The durable starter - a three-time All-Star - pitched more than 200 innings seven times but dealt with injuries in recent years.
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NEWS
June 15, 1992 | John Weyler and Steven Herbert
TEXAS-BOUND: He's had his five years in New York and eight in Southern California, but Ryan prefers his native Texas, thank you. . . . For, in addition to pitching before the home folks this year for $4.2 million, he can keep close watch over the four cattle ranches and two banks he owns in the Lone Star state.
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October 30, 2013 | By Mark Gonzales
BOSTON - The link between Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell and former boss Terry Francona remains strong, although there has been less dialogue between them during the World Series. "We talked more probably in the division and Championship Series," Farrell said Wednesday night before Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals. "We already reach out to one another, either in a brief text [message] or an occasional phone call when you have a chance to ask him some questions.
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June 3, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10. Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot. Your first choice received 12 points, second choice 10, third place eight, all the way down to one point for 10th place. So without further ado, here is No. 1: No. 1: Nolan Ryan (348 first-place votes)
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October 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan criticized Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton for giving up chewing tobacco during the season instead of waiting for the off-season. "His timing on quitting smokeless tobacco couldn't have been worse," Ryan told Dallas radio program "Galloway and Company. " "You would've liked to have thought that if he was going to do that that he would've done it in the off-season or waited until this off-season to do it. So the drastic effect that it had on him and the year that he was having up to that point in time that he did quit, you'd have liked that he would've taken a different approach to that.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Nolan Ryan set foot in Angel Stadium on Friday for the first time in 19 years. The Texas Rangers President and CEO was on hand to receive a specially designed ring commemorating his membership in the Angels' Hall of Fame and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers-Angels game. The Hall of Fame pitcher who threw four of his seven no-hitters for the Angels has vivid memories of the last time he was on the Angel Stadium mound, on Sept. 17, 1993. Ryan was a 46-year-old right-hander pitching for the Rangers, and in the second-to-last start of his distinguished 27-year career, he allowed one unearned run and four hits, struck out five and walked none in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Angels.
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July 3, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds became the first pitcher to match Nolan Ryan's no-hitter feat in Major League Baseball more than 35 years ago. Bailey and Ryan, who are both from Texas, each were the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter one season and the first to duplicate the feat the next. Bailey defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Sept. 28 last year before throwing the second no-hitter of his career Wednesday in a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Ryan also threw a no-hitter on Sept.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1992 | Reuters
The hands of Nolan Ryan, best known for firing fastballs, have thrown the 45-year-old Texas Rangers pitcher into a court battle. A Houston-area couple is seeking $50,000 from Ryan on grounds that baseball's strikeout and no-hitter king breached a 1989 contract giving them the exclusive right to sell statues of his hands. Bronze Memories Inc. of Katy, Tex., contends in the suit in Harris County District Court that Ryan granted similar rights to another company in 1985.
SPORTS
October 17, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Nolan Ryan is leaving the Texas Rangers again, stepping away from his CEO role 20 years after ending his Hall of Fame career as a pitcher. In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. He is also selling his ownership stake in the team to co-chairmen Ray Davis and Bob Simpson . "It closes a chapter of my life in baseball," Ryan said. "I feel like it's time for me to move on to other things.
SPORTS
July 24, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
In these long and unexpected summer days when the Angels are looking up at so many teams in the standings, they take their joy where they can find it. On Wednesday, they found it in eight innings of brilliance and one inning of insanity. Jered Weaver delivered the brilliance and sweated out the insanity. The Angels left the ballpark amused and relieved, heading out on the trip that could save their season after a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. BOX SCORE: Angels 1, Minnesota 0 "It doesn't matter how we win games right now," Weaver said.
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July 3, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds became the first pitcher to match Nolan Ryan's no-hitter feat in Major League Baseball more than 35 years ago. Bailey and Ryan, who are both from Texas, each were the last pitcher to throw a no-hitter one season and the first to duplicate the feat the next. Bailey defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1-0, on Sept. 28 last year before throwing the second no-hitter of his career Wednesday in a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Ryan also threw a no-hitter on Sept.
SPORTS
June 3, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Angels of all time. We received 993 ballots. Each weekday morning, a new person will be listed as we count down all 10. Remember, any Angel was eligible, including managers, owners, announcers, etc. Points were assigned based on where you listed the person on the ballot. Your first choice received 12 points, second choice 10, third place eight, all the way down to one point for 10th place. So without further ado, here is No. 1: No. 1: Nolan Ryan (348 first-place votes)
SPORTS
October 11, 2012
Writers from around Tribune Co. will discuss Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, who will become a free agent during the off-season. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation with a comment of your own. Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times The question is rooted in another question: What kind of trust has Josh Hamilton earned? The Texas Rangers' superstar outfielder has overcome alcohol and chemical dependency issues to become the player scouts first projected in making him the No. 1 amateur pick in 1999, winning an American League MVP in 2010 and leading his team to back-to-back World Series appearances.
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October 11, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan criticized Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton for giving up chewing tobacco during the season instead of waiting for the off-season. "His timing on quitting smokeless tobacco couldn't have been worse," Ryan told Dallas radio program "Galloway and Company. " "You would've liked to have thought that if he was going to do that that he would've done it in the off-season or waited until this off-season to do it. So the drastic effect that it had on him and the year that he was having up to that point in time that he did quit, you'd have liked that he would've taken a different approach to that.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Nolan Ryan set foot in Angel Stadium on Friday for the first time in 19 years. The Texas Rangers President and CEO was on hand to receive a specially designed ring commemorating his membership in the Angels' Hall of Fame and to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers-Angels game. The Hall of Fame pitcher who threw four of his seven no-hitters for the Angels has vivid memories of the last time he was on the Angel Stadium mound, on Sept. 17, 1993. Ryan was a 46-year-old right-hander pitching for the Rangers, and in the second-to-last start of his distinguished 27-year career, he allowed one unearned run and four hits, struck out five and walked none in seven innings of a 2-1 loss to the Angels.
SPORTS
May 9, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Ervin Santana could use a support group. He has a chance this year to become the hardest-luck pitcher in the history of Angels' baseball - but he's not even in the ballpark yet. Santana enters Wednesday's start at Minnesota with a record of 0-6 record because Angel bats have offered three total runs of support. The Hey-Lows have been shut out in Santana's last five outingsā€¦O-O-O-O-Ouch. With an inflated ERA of 5.59, Santana doesn't deserve to be undefeated. But nor does he deserve to be left stranded on Pitching Mound Island.
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