February 24, 1989 |
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth has given his personal stamp of approval to a group of Texans, headed by the President's son, George W. Bush, trying to buy the Texas Rangers from Eddie Chiles. Bush, the President's eldest son, and Edward Rose met with Ueberroth on Thursday, but Chiles said he has not talked with the commissioner about the deal. Others in the partnership include Ft. Worth businessman Richard Rainwater, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reported today.
September 29, 1998 |
SCHEDULE Tonight: Texas (Todd Stottlemyre, 5-3) at New York (David Wells, 18-4), 5 p.m., Channel 11. Wednesday: Texas (Rick Helling, 20-7) at New York (Andy Pettitte, 16-11), 5 p.m., Channel 4. Friday: New York (David Cone, 20-7) at Texas (Aaron Sele, 19-11), 5 p.m., Channel 4. Saturday: New York (Orlando Hernandez, 12-4) at Texas (John Burkett, 9-13), TBA, if necessary. Sunday: Texas (Stottlemyre) at New York (Wells), TBA, if necessary. YANKEES AT A GLANCE Lineup *--* 2B Chuck Knoblauch .
June 5, 1994 |
The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with pitcher Reid Ryan, the son of Nolan Ryan, and two other players they chose earlier last week in the amateur draft. Ryan, a right-hander from Texas Christian, was the club's 17th-round pick. . . . Former Atlanta outfielder Ron Gant has been examined by doctors from the Cincinnati Reds and met with Jim Bowden, the club's general manager, but has not been offered a contract.
December 18, 1996
Willard Parker, 84, an actor popular in second leading roles in theater, motion pictures and television. Parker is probably best remembered as Jace Pearson in the late-1950s television series "Tales of the Texas Rangers." The series was based on actual cases of the historic law enforcement agency, and followed a radio series of the same title starring Joel McCrea in the role of Ranger Pearson. Parker began his career on the New York stage and then came to Los Angeles to make motion pictures.
July 20, 1991
Benji Gil, a first-team All-American from Castle Park High and the 19th player taken in major league baseball's June draft, signed with the Texas Rangers on Friday. Gil, who did not use an agent but instead relied on an older brother to negotiate, said he received a signing bonus of $312,000 plus $70,000 to go toward a college education. A dominating pitcher in high school, Gil impressed scouts more with his defensive and batting abilities. The Rangers drafted Gil as a shortstop.
December 10, 1985 |
The Texas Ranger, crippled and able only to inch along the living room using a cane, eased himself stiffly into one of the comfortable rocking chairs of the ranch house. He was in pain with the infirmities of age, yet he had taken great care with his clothing--his Texas Ranger tie clasp, a replica of the circled star badge he once wore, the Ranger belt buckle given to him at retirement, and the boots that must have been an agony to pull on.
July 7, 1986
Gaylord Broadcasting Co. will pay Eddie Chiles $50 million for his controlling interest in the Texas Rangers baseball team, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday. The newspaper quoted sources as saying the money will be paid over a 10-year period, with Chiles getting $5 million up front and $375,000 a month for 10 years. Chiles refused to disclose the sale price on Thursday, when he announced he was selling his two-thirds interest in the team. Gaylord Broadcasting Co.
July 15, 1999 |
When accused killer Angel Maturino Resendez, who surrendered to authorities Tuesday, crossed from Mexico and shook hands with a Texas Ranger, it was more than the end of a fevered two-country manhunt. By insisting on giving up to the Rangers--the nation's oldest, perhaps most storied body of state lawmen--Resendez also was crossing a long bridge from past to present built by this once-bloody vigilante group, launched 176 years ago to defend white Texans.
July 15, 2010 |
The Texas Rangers have a more potent offense, a superior defense and a far better bullpen than the Angels, while the team's rotations are an even match. But as much as the between-the-lines factors favor Texas this season, it's what's going on between the ears of the Rangers that will probably end the Angels' reign of American League West titles at three in a row. Texas, it seems, has learned a lesson since hitting an emotional high May 17, 2009, when it completed a three-game sweep of the Angels at the Ballpark in Arlington to take a 4½-game division lead.
June 21, 1991 |
When he was with the Angels, Brian Downing viewed his current team, the Texas Rangers, with a bit of disdain. "One of the big things about playing against these guys the last several years, we always felt that somehow they'd find a way to lose," he said. "They weren't advancing baserunners. They'd have defensive lapses. Things like that."