First ring will have special meaning
Arlington — The first American League championship ring for the Texas Rangers will be presented to the family of the late Tom Vandergriff, the former Arlington mayor who lured the team from Washington nearly four decades ago.
Vandergriff's family will be given a 2010 championship ring
during the team's welcome home luncheon March 31, the day before the Rangers' season opener at home against Boston.
That is also two days before the players, coaches and staff receive their rings in an pregame ceremony.
Rangers CEO and president Nolan Ryan says it is fitting that the
first ring will go to Vandergriff's family.
The Rangers also plan a moment of silence in Vandergriff's
memory before the season opener.
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