SiriusXM to Air Town Hall Event with Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan
Legendary pitcher will sit down with Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo on May 6 for a special Q&A in front of a live audience at the SiriusXM Studios in New York CitySiriusXM subscribers can ask Ryan a question as part of the broadcast
NEW YORK - May 2, 2014 - SiriusXM today announced that Hall-of-Famer Nolan Ryan, Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader, will sit down for an exclusive Q&A session with an in-studio audience at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City on Tuesday, May 6, as part of SiriusXM's exclusive "Town Hall" series.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Nolan Ryan" will air at 6:00 pm ET on Mad Dog Sports Radio, SiriusXM channel 86, and will be moderated by the channel's headline host, Chris Russo.
Ryan will answer questions from SiriusXM subscribers in the audience and talk about his experiences throughout his three-decade career as a player, his front office roles with the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros, as well as his projects outside of baseball, including his newest book, The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook.
"Growing up in South Texas ranching and baseball was a way of life," said Ryan. "Lucky for me I have been able to experience both and develop a career not only in baseball, but also creating my own beef company, and I look forward to talking with the SiriusXM listeners about both. This cookbook is a collaboration of family recipes I grew up eating, Ruth's favorite dishes she would make for our family and creative recipes from Chef Cris Vasquez, Executive Chef of the Texas Rangers. Our goal is to show consumers that cooking beef can be easy and delicious."
"Nolan Ryan has lived an extraordinary baseball life and his experience as a player and an executive give him a perspective on the game that few others have," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "When he and Chris Russo get together it is always a terrific interview and having our listeners be a part of that conversation in this SiriusXM Town Hall setting will be very special."
During his 27-year playing career, the ageless "Ryan Express" led Major League Baseball in strikeouts 11 times, remarkably doing so four times after reaching the age of 40. He holds the all-time career strikeout record (5,714), won 324 games, threw seven no-hitters, and was voted an All-Star eight times. Ryan won a World Series Championship in 1969 as a member of the New York Mets, had his number retired by the Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels, and was named to MLB's All-Century Team. In 1999 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving 491 of 497 (98.76%) possible votes.
In 2008, Ryan was hired as the President of the Texas Rangers and was named the team's CEO in 2010. During his six-year tenure in the front office, the Rangers won two American League pennants, in 2010 and 2011. Ryan left the Rangers in 2013 and presently serves as an executive advisor to the Houston Astros. Outside of baseball, Nolan Ryan has co-authored six baseball books, including three autobiographies and two instructional books. His latest venture, a cattle business, sells All Natural and Grass fed beef in Kroger stores throughout Texas and Louisiana. The Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a Texas Kitchen is set to be released on May 6.
The event is part of SiriusXM's "Town Hall" series, which features intimate gatherings with an iconic personality sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM "Town Hall' specials have featured Pelé, Bruce Springsteen, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Goodell, Robin Williams, Eminem, Ringo Starr, Mike Krzyzewski and many others.
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