Reid Ryan
Ryan in 2018
Pitcher
Born: (1971-11-21) November 21, 1971 (age 49)
Alvin, Texas
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Reid Ryan (born November 21, 1971) is an American baseball executive, former college and professional baseball player, and son of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. He 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

Ryan grew up in Alvin, Texas, outside of Houston, and attended Alvin High School.[2]

Playing career

Ryan attended the University of Texas at Austin, beginning his college baseball career with the Texas Longhorns. He transferred to Texas Christian University and finished his collegiate career with the TCU Horned Frogs. The Texas Rangers, his father's team at the time, selected him 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,[3][4] putting together a 5-5 record with a 2.89 earned run average (ERA) and 1.30 walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) in 84 innings. He 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.[5]

Post-playing career

Along with his father, his brother, Reese, and former Houston Astros part-owner Don Sanders, Ryan is the CEO and president of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, Inc., a group that 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.[6]

On May 16, 2013, the Astros announced the hiring of Ryan as their president, following the resignation of George Postolos.[6] The Astros won the 2017 World Series and won the 2019 American League pennant. Reid Ryan was demoted by the Astros after the 2019 World Series when Houston Astros sign stealing scandal came to light. [7]

Personal life

Ryan and his wife, Nicole, have three children. Their son has cerebral palsy.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Nolan Ryan's Oldest Son Named Astros President". WBBM-TV. May 18, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  2. ^ McTaggart, Brian (May 16, 2013). "Source: Reid Ryan to be named president of Astros". MLB.com. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "A Chip Off the Glorious Ryan Arm". The New York Times. July 11, 1994. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ryan's son on his own as minor-league rookie". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  5. ^ Hood, Jeff. "Newest Port takes his cuts at pro ball". The Record. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Reid Ryan to take over Astros". ESPN. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  7. ^ Sheinin, Dave (November 8, 2019). "Astros' upheaval continues with change atop business operations structure". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  8. ^ de Jesus Ortiz, Jose (June 15, 2013). "Nolan Ryan's grandson has a unique path to family business". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved November 4, 2016.