Rangers honor former President Bush

Updated: June 17, 2009, 8:26 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The owner's suite at Rangers Ballpark is being renamed in honor of former President George W. Bush.

Bush is also the former managing general partner of the Rangers, a position he held from 1989-94 before being elected governor of Texas and later as the 43rd U.S. president.

After the completion of his second term in the White House earlier this year, Bush moved to Dallas. His first big appearance locally was throwing out the first pitch at the Rangers' homer opener April 6.

The Rangers plan to dedicate the "President George W. Bush Owner's Suite" before Thursday night's game against the Houston Astros.

Bush is scheduled to attend with Rangers owner Tom Hicks and team president Nolan Ryan.


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