ROUND ROCK, Texas — Reid Ryan began his journey to becoming a hall of famer as a bat boy for the Houston Astros while his father, Nolan Ryan, pitched for them in the 1980s.
He later pitched at the University of Texas and Texas Christian University, winning a pair of Southwest Conference titles along the way.
He pitched two seasons in the Texas Rangers organization after being drafted in the seventeenth round of the 1994 MLB Draft.
Then, his front office career in baseball began.
It all started as the founder and the original CEO of Ryan Sanders Baseball, the ownership group of the Round Rock Express — the same group that acquired the former Jackson Generals franchise and relocated the club to Round Rock.
The Express began playing ball in 2000 as a Double-A affiliate of the Astros, then became a Triple-A affiliate in 2005 after Ryan helped found the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Astros Double-A affiliate.
In 2013, Ryan moved up to the big show. He was named the President of Business Operations for the Astros.
Ryan will be formally inducted into the Round Rock Express Hall of Fame prior to the Express game vs. the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Friday, August 16. First pitch is expected at 7:05 p.m.