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Nolan Ryan Stepping Down as Rangers CEO

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan announced his retirement as CEO of the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Ryan says his last day on the job will be Oct. 31.

“This is the right time for me to step down from my role of overseeing the Rangers organization,” Ryan said in a statement. “I am extremely proud of what this organization has accomplished. On the field, we have enjoyed great success at the major league level. The fans have supported us in record numbers the last two years and we have been able to upgrade the ballpark and enhance the in-game experience to reward that loyalty.”

Ryan was named the 10th president in Rangers history in February 2008 and became chief executive officer in March 2011.

During his tenure, the Rangers had four consecutive 90-win seasons and appeared in the World Series twice.

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