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From Texas Standard : John Carlos Frey, a reporter with the Texas Observer , joins the Texas Standard to talk about the wrong-doings he found while looking into an inquiry led by the Texas Rangers.

Next Monday, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, considered one of Major League Baseball's greatest catchers, will announce his retirement. The news was first reported by the AP and confirmed today by the Texas Rangers , the team where Rodriguez made his debut. Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star, won a record 13 Gold Golves. The AP reports: "A fan favorite known as Pudge, Rodriguez was only 19 when he made his major league debut with Texas on June 20, 1991. He played the first 12 of his 21 major league...

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World Series The Texas Rangers lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 10-9 in 11 inning last night. The two are now tied in the World Series, 3-3. That forces a Game 7 of the World Series tonight in St. Louis. This is the first time in nine years that a World Series has gone gone to a seventh and deciding game. Execution of San Antonio Man Frank Garcia of San Antonio has been executed for killing both his wife and a police officer in 2001. Garcia was convicted for shooting the officer three times,...

If anyone asks you why the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 last night to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series, tell them it was a missed call. But it wasn't, as NPR's Mike Pesca said on Morning Edition , a mistake made by an umpire. No, it was a "mundane and bizarre" miscommunication between Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa and the coaches in his bullpen. It seems that in the 8th inning when the score was tied at 2, Rangers catcher Mike Napoli (one of the stars of the previous...

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Its every baseball players dream: To be picked from the crowd at an open tryout at your hometown ball park to play for your favorite Major League team. Scouts for the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers did just that Wednesday morning, holding open tryouts for all positions at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. Not surprisingly, many came out for a chance to show their talents to professional baseball scouts. The Horton family came from Crawford, Texas for the opportunity. He found...

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Nolan Ryan , the CEO and club president of the Texas Rangers , was hospitalized in Houston after experiencing discomfort in his chest yesterday morning at his home in Georgetown, according to a press release on the teams website. Ryan is also part owner of the Round Rock Express . The 64-year-old received a double-bypass surgery in 2000. He is currently undergoing tests for his reoccurring heart condition and is expected to be released from the hospital sometime this week.

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The first Hispanic to lead the Texas Rangers is retiring at the end of this month. 47-year-old Antonio Tony Leal is leaving to work in the private sector. He was appointed as Chief Texas Ranger in 2008. Heres the full news release from the Texas Rangers:

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For years, Chuck Norris played a Texas Ranger in the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger . Today, fiction meets reality when Governor Rick Perry anoints Norris and his brother Aaron Norris as honorary Texas Rangers. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Texas Rangers Company B Headquarters in Garland. The editorial board of the University of Houston's student newspaper decided to weigh in on it . While Chuck Norris is a great guy, he doesn’t seem to live up to some of the other honorary Rangers...