Astros statement regarding Nolan Ryan retirement

HOUSTON, TX - The following is a statement from Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan regarding Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan's retirement announcement today:

"As his son, I am extremely proud of what he has accomplished as both a player and as a front office executive. He was an integral part of all three of the World Series appearances by Texas teams, in 2005 with the Astros and in 2010-11 with the Rangers.

"He has always treated the game with dignity and respect and has appreciated those that make our game great: the fans, players and employees."