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A peek at owners, board of directors

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- We knew some of the names of owners of the Texas Rangers, but not the complete list. Until now.

As part of the season summary, the Rangers included the list of the club's board of directors. It's headlined, of course, by club president Nolan Ryan and managing general partner Chuck Greenberg, plus Ray Davis and Bob Simpson, who provided much of the funding.

Billy Quinn, who looked into purchasing the Stars in a group with Mike Modano and former Stars president Jim Lites, is on the list as an owner. Quinn said that he was in the group with Greenberg back in April, when his candidacy for the Stars' ownership became public. His group has dropped out of the running for the Stars (but with the club still for sale, maybe his group could resurface).

The list comprises a who's who of business leaders. Just a few examples:

* Jim F. Turner is the former chairman of the board, president and CEO of Dr Pepper/7 Up bottling group.

* Tom Lauria is the attorney that helped Greenberg get the team once it went to bankruptcy court.

Here are the Board of Directors:

Ray Davis, Co-Chairman

Bob R. Simpson, Co-Chairman

Robert E. Beaudine

Brent W. Clum

Chuck Greenberg

Kenneth A. Hersh

Keith Hutton

Robert A. Innamorati

William E. Kassling

Neil Leibman

Nolan Ryan

David Simpson

Ted C. Skokos

Dave Wood

Here's the list of owners:

All American Pastime LLC

Ray Davis

BOW Investors LLC

William E. Kassling

Bill Allen

Robert J. Brooks

Holman Harvey

Tom Lauria

Nickolas Vande Steeg

Hardball Express LLC

Bob R. & Janice Simpson

Keith A. Hutton

David Simpson

Rangers Baseball Partners LLC

Ted C. Skokos

Robert E. Hernreich

Donald J. Shepard

Texas Sports Acquisition Group LLC

Neil Leibman

Andy Bursten

John Havens

Glenn Picquet

Jim Waller

Separate investors include:

Brent W. Clum

Toby Darden

Chuck Greenberg

Kenneth A. Hersh

Robert A. Innamorati

Allan B. Polunsky

Charley Pride

Billy Quinn

Nolan Ryan

Jim L. Turner

Vaughn O. Vennerberg, II

Dave Wood

James R. Young