TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule

Report: Nolan Ryan could join Ottawa baseball team ownership

TSN.ca Staff
11/1/2012 1:06:18 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

The Ottawa Citizen reports that Ryan-Sanders Entertainment, owned by Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, is negotiating through to own a minority share of an Eastern League (Double-A) franchise in Ottawa in 2014.

The company, which already owns minor league franchises in Double-A and Triple-A levels, is run by Ryan, his sons Reid and Reese and former Houston Astros part-owner Don Sanders.

It's a policy of the Ryan-Sanders people not to comment on ownership issues," Rebecca Gustafson, special assistant to Reid Ryan told The Citizen.

Nolan Ryan, baseball's all-time strikeout leader, is also principal owner, president and CEO of the Texas Rangers.

According to The Citizen, the Ryan-Sanders Group could play a key role in revitalizing Ottawa Stadium - which includes reducing the capacity from 10,000 to 8,000. The Ottawa ownership negotiations will be sent to Ottawa City Council for final approval later this month. Any sale agreement, which the paper says should include to have a local component to the ownership, will be subject to final approval by the other Eastern League owners.

Ryan-Sanders Entertainment currently owns the Triple-A Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers) and the Corpus Christi Hooks in Double-A (Houston Astros).

"I can confirm it's going to be a very exciting ownership," David Gourlay, head of the Champions for Ottawa Baseball ticket drive tld The Citizen. "These are professional people with a great understanding of professional baseball. These are very exciting individuals."

Files from The Ottawa Citizen were used for this report.

Nolan Ryan (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)


(Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story

Canadians in MLB

Canadians in the Majors

Take a look at the early-season results from all of Canada's Major League representatives. More...

The Boys of Summer

MLB Preview 2014

It's time for another season of Major League Baseball. Get primed for 2014 with previews for all 30 teams including Scott MacArthur's look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays.

American League: East | Central | West
National League: East | Central | West
Toronto Blue Jays

Free Agency: American League | National League


TSN 1050: Mike Richards in the Morning: April 21 - Dirk Hayhurst

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst joined Mike Richards in the Morning to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays' play lately.

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Scott MacArthur

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter Scott MacArthur discussed the embarrassing loss that the Blue Jays experienced against the Twins.

TSN 690 - Melnick in the Afternoon - Orlando Cabrera - April 10th

Mitch, Rod and Gallo welcome former Montreal Expo shortstop and 2004 World Series Champion Orlando Cabrera to the show.

More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television