Less than an hour’s drive inland from Galveston, sits the small town in Alvin, Texas. There’s little of note of the town, except for a museum that houses a collection from one of Texas’ greatest sons: Nolan Ryan.

It’s a remarkable story, a young boy who grew up throwing objects at just about anything… to major league baseball hall of famer who threw pitches that were regularly recorded above 100 miles per hour.

The Hall of Fame pitcher finished his career with the Rangers, with whom he pitched two no-hitters and earned his 5,000th career strikeout.

His professional career didn’t stop there. Ryan is currently principal owner and CEO of the Texas Rangers….

Over the last several days, the sports community has been ablaze with speculation about whether Ryan would leave the Rangers after losing his title of team president during the offseason.

He chose to stay.

Ryan’s decision saves the Rangers from what could have been a public relations nightmare for sports team.

It’s the best case scenario for the public relations team at the Texas Rangers, but most importantly, the move portrays Ryan’s character, and why he is beloved by Texans… and a world of baseball fans.