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11/1/2012
Baseball Legend Nolan Ryan Selected as Fort Worth’s Business Executive of the Year

Nolan Ryan, chief executive officer and president of the Texas Rangers baseball team, will be honored as Business Executive of the Year during the 43rd Annual Business Hall of Fame.

In addition to being baseball’s all-time strikeout leader and a National Baseball Hall of Fame player, Ryan is also part of the team’s ownership group, Rangers Baseball Express, which purchased the franchise in 2010. He is an inaugural member of the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, which began in 2003, and is the only player to have his uniform number retired by the Rangers. Ryan is the only player to have his number retired by three teams - #34 for the Rangers, #30 for the Angels, and #34 for the Astros.

Ryan’s legendary pitching career included 7 no-hitters, more than 300 career wins, and 5000 strikeouts. Texas Wesleyan University, the Fort Worth Business Press, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce partner each year on the event, which benefits Texas Wesleyan’s Thomas H. Law scholarship program to support business students.

This year’s scholarship recipient is Jessica Carpenter, a junior at Texas Wesleyan University. She is on the Dean’s List and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in General Business Administration.

Carpenter is currently employed with Bank of America, where she can use the skills she is learning in a professional setting. She is active in Junior Achievement, Meals on Wheels, and Meeting the Troops.

The purpose of the Business Hall of Fame is to promote business as a challenging profession, to inform young people about the American system of free enterprise and how it functions, to focus community-wide interest on the business profession as the vibrant lifeblood of our dynamic and expanding area, and to provide scholarships that will enable a greater number of worthy college students to prepare for business careers.

Tickets are $250 per person or $2500 for a table. For reservations, call 817-
531-4404.

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