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Nolan Ryan Will Play Against Son in Texas Matchup

<i> Associated Press</i>

The Texas Rangers will face the University of Texas in an exhibition game April 2, and the pitching matchup will feature Nolan Ryan against his 18-year-old son, Reid, who will go for the Longhorns.

“It should be a great matchup for the fans and for the Ryan family,” Rangers General Manager Tom Grieve said.

Nolan Ryan, a 300-game winner and the only pitcher with over 5,000 strikeouts, said he was “looking forward to pitching in Austin against Texas and for the chance to pitch against Reid for the first time.”

Warned Texas Coach Cliff Gustafson: “I hope folks won’t jump out there and compare him with his dad right away. Fact is, that wouldn’t be fair to anybody.”

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