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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Texas tribute paid to ESPN's Durrett

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers observed a moment of silence before Tuesday night's game against Detroit for veteran sports reporter Richard Durrett, who died unexpectedly last week at the age of 38.

Durrett's primary beat in the Dallas area for ESPN was the Rangers, and other reporters who cover the team put a collection of mementos around his empty seat in the press box. The first home game for Texas came exactly a week after Durrett's death on June 17. 

Richard Durrett shrine
Media members made a tribute to Richard Durrett at his spot in the Rangers' press box.

Rangers manager Ron Washington and several players were at a memorial service in Dallas on Monday along with Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, a former team president.

Mike Modano also attended on the same day the former Dallas Stars center was selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Durrett is survived by his pregnant wife Kelly and their two children. 

Donations can be made at texasrangers.com/foundation or through the mail at Richard Durrett Family Fund, Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, 1000 Ballpark Way, Suite 400, Arlington, TX 76011. Donations made through the Rangers Foundation in his memory will be directed to the Richard Durrett Family Fund.

Donations can also be made to the Richard Durrett Family Fund, c/o Liberty Bank, 3880 Hulen Street, suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76107 or at any of their five metroplex locations.

ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins and The Associated Press contributed to this report.