Reid Ryan

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Reid Ryan
File:Reid Ryan Astros May 2014.jpg
Ryan in 2014
Pitcher
Born: (1971-04-21) April 21, 1971 (age 48)
Alvin, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Reid Ryan (born April 21, 1971) is an American baseball executive and former college baseball and professional baseball player. Ryan was a pitcher in minor league baseball, and currently serves as the CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball Inc., which owns the Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks. He was introduced as the president of the Houston Astros on May 17, 2013.[1]

Early life

Reid Ryan grew up in Houston-area Alvin, Texas, and attended Alvin High School.[2]

Playing career

Ryan was drafted out of Texas Christian University by the Texas Rangers, his father's team at the time, in the 17th round (477th overall) of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft. He pitched for the Class A Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades in 1994, putting together a respectable 5-5 record with a 2.89 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 84 innings. Ryan split 1995 between the Class A Charleston RiverDogs and Class A Advanced Visalia Oaks, combining for an 0-10 record with a 9.34 ERA and 2.29 WHIP, ending his playing career.

Post-playing career

Along with his father, Nolan Ryan, his brother, Reese, and former Houston Astros part-owner Don Sanders, he is the CEO and President of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, Inc., a group which owns the Round Rock Express of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League and the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League. He also serves on the board of trustees for Major League Baseball.[3]

On May 16, 2013, the Houston Astros announced the hiring of Ryan as their president, following the resignation of George Postolos.[3]

References

  1. "Nolan Ryan's Oldest Son Named Astros President". WBBM-TV. 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2013-05-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. McTaggart, Brian (May 16, 2013). "Source: Reid Ryan to be named president of Astros". MLB.com. Retrieved May 21, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Reid Ryan to take over Astros". ESPN. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-05-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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