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The major league strikeout king with 5,714 spent the last five seasons of his playing days in a Rangers uniform, getting his 300th victory, throwing the last two of his record seven no-hitters and getting his 5,000th strikeout. He retired as player after the 1993 season.

His No. 34 jersey is the only one worn by a Rangers player to be retired, and there is a statue of the pitcher at Rangers Ballpark. He is the only player in the Hall of Fame whose bust is topped by a Texas cap.

The co-chairmen said there are no immediate plans to name a new CEO. Rob Matwick, whose currently executive vice president of ballpark and event operations, will take on more responsibilities with the help of others who have also been shifted into new roles.

As for representing the Rangers in MLB business, Davis said he’d “be the control person for the next two or three years, and Bob and I will rotate that title.”