10/17/2013 6:17 P.M. ET
Commissioner's Statement regarding Nolan Ryan
By / MLB.com
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the retirement of Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan as Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Rangers:
"On behalf of Major League Baseball, I thank Nolan for his service to the Texas Rangers since 2008, a successful era that has been most memorable to the Club's fans. During times of significant change for the franchise, Nolan has been a constant - accessible, dedicated and an icon to his fellow Texans who love our game.
"Nolan's unique perspective as a legendary player and an accomplished executive has been invaluable to the Rangers franchise. I am certain that Nolan will continue to be a great credit to Major League Baseball and an exemplary ambassador for the National Pastime in the state of Texas and beyond."
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.