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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 12 May 2011 13:43

RyanIn what can only be described as the least surprising news out of Major League Baseball in some time, Commissioner Selig announced today that the Major League owners have formally approved the designation of Nolan Ryan as the control person of the Texas Rangers. The Major League Clubs voted during today’s quarterly owners meetings at Major League Baseball’s New York headquarters.

Selig jokingly said to the media after the vote, that there was "intense debate for about 12 seconds."

Ryan takes over as control person of the Rangers after managing partner Chuck Greenberg suddenly resigned from his position with the Rangers in early March saying, “Unfortunately, Nolan Ryan, the Co-Chairmen, and I have somewhat different styles.”

Each Major League Club has a designated control person who is accountable to Major League Baseball for the operation of the Club and for the Club’s compliance with the rules of Baseball.


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