HOUSTON — Reid Ryan choked back tears as he was introduced as president of his beloved Astros, the team he grew up watching in the days when his Hall of Fame father, Nolan Ryan, starred as a pitcher for Houston.
“My ties with the Astros go all the way back to 1980 when my dad came over,” Reid Ryan said. “Today really is a dream come true because you grow up an Astros fan if you’re in Houston. Everybody’s got their hometown team, and the Astros were mine. This is just a very special day.”