Texas Rangers: Tom Schieffer

Rangers going back to 1994 prices

August, 5, 2014
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As part of alumni weekend where the Texas Rangers will induct former team president Tom Schieffer into the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, the team will offer certain tickets and concessions at 1994 prices.

On Sunday, Aug. 24, the Rangers host the Kansas City Royals and will offer special prices in honor of the 20th anniversary of Globe Life Park in Arlington. Upper reserved tickets will be $9 and club terrace tickets will be $18. Nachos will cost $3.50, jumbo hot dogs $2.75 and a 24-ounce soda will go for $2.75.

Adults 21 and over will receive one voucher for a 16-ounce draught beer for the 1994 price of $3.50. Rangers officials say craft and bottle beer are not included in the deal.

Schieffer, a long-time executive with the Rangers, who played a significant role in building the ballpark in Arlington, will be inducted August 23. Game time has been moved to 7:25 p.m. CST.

Schieffer will be the 17th member inducted and sixth to enter in the "non-playing capacity." Johnny Oates (2003), Tom Vandergriff (2004), Mark Holtz (2005), Tom Grieve (2010) and Eric Nadel (2012) are also in the Rangers Hall of Fame in that category.

Tom Schieffer to be in Rangers Hall of Fame

May, 20, 2014
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ARLINGTON –- Tom Schieffer, the club’s former chief executive and someone who played an important role in building Globe Life Park in Arlington, will be inducted as the 17th member of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame later this summer.

Schieffer was selected to the club’s Hall in the “non-playing” category, joining Johnny Oates (2003), Tom Vandergriff (2004), Mark Holtz (2005), Tom Grieve (2010) and Eric Nadel (2012) in that capacity.

Schieffer, who will be inducted during pregame ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 23, prior to the Rangers game with the Kansas City Royals, was an original investor in the ownership group headed by former president George W. Bush and Edward (Rusty) Rose. The group purchased the team in 1989 and Scheiffer was named Partner-in-charge of ballpark development the next year.

Scheiffer worked with the city of Arlington, whose voters passed the funding for a new stadium in a bond election in 1991. He was then named president of the club in 1992. The ballpark was built on time and opened in April 1994.

“Out of all the things I’ve done, from a pure enjoyment standpoint, that was the most enjoyable,” Schieffer said in a release about the building of the ballpark. “It was so much fun to see the creativity involved. It was connecting the dots differently than they’d been connected in the past.”

Schieffer added the title of General Partner of the franchise after Bush was elected Governor of Texas in November 1994. And he was still president when the club made its first postseason berth in 1996 and through Tom Hicks’ purchase of the team.

Schieffer was U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2001 to 2005 and to Japan from 2005 to 2009. He’s a native of Fort Worth, graduated from Arlington Heights High School and attended the University of Texas.

Ex-Ranger president overseeing Dodgers

April, 25, 2011
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MLB has appointed Tom Schieffer to oversee the Los Angeles Dodgers financial operations.

Schieffer was the Rangers' president from 1991 to 1999 and was the club's general partner from the end of 1994 to the middle of 1998. He joined the club as an investor in a group that included future U.S. President George W. Bush. Schieffer (a Democrat in the Texas House for three terms) later served in Bush's administration as ambassador to Australia and later in the term to Japan.

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Grieve inducted into Rangers Hall of Fame

July, 24, 2010
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tom Grieve, a member of the Rangers' organization for nearly 43 of his 44 years in professional baseball, was inducted to the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame. He is the 13th member of that elite group.

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AP Photo/Mike FuentesPlayers greet Tom Grieve during a pregame ceremony to induct him into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.
In an on-field ceremony at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before Saturday's game, Grieve was introduced by former U.S. Ambassador to Australia and Japan and former Rangers president Tom Schieffer.

"He's done everything you can imagine for this organization," Schieffer said. "He always appreciated the fact that fans would love to trade places with him and experience the magic of baseball. There's no one more deserving of this honor."

Team president Nolan Ryan presented Grieve was with a letter of congratulations from former President George W. Bush. And five members of the club's Hall of Fame, including Rusty Greer, Toby Harrah, Charlie Hough, Jim Sundberg and Ryan, were in attendance.

Grieve was selected for his overall contribution, not just as a player, joining Johnny Oates (2003), Tom Vandergriff (2004) and Mark Holtz (2005) as "non-playing capacity" members. Grieve was much more than simply a player for the Rangers. He was also the general manager, taking that post on Sept. 1, 1984 at age 36, then the youngest GM in the majors. He moved to the broadcast booth in 1995 and has continued in that role since.

"To have been associated with this franchise for 43 of my 44 years in baseball has been a privilege," Grieve said. "This is something I greatly appreciate, something that is meaningful to me and something of which I'm very proud."

Grieve said that he didn't do enough as a player or in the front office or in the TV booth, but was humbled that the organization thought the sum of those parts warranted a spot in the club's Hall of Fame.

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