Nolan Ryan pitches in 1963, by Amineshaker, GNU licesnseFormer all-star Texas baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan will be leading the state’s beloved team, the Rangers, for years to come, now that an investment group led by the Hall of Fame hurler won a contentious auction for the team last night, “beating back a nearly $600 million offer from outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban”.

Officials in federal bankruptcy court announced the winning bid to cheers and a standing ovation in the packed courtroom, shortly before 1 a.m. and some 10 hours after the auction began.

(READ MORE in the AP story via NPR)

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