ST. PETERSBURG -- Veteran baseball executive Jay Miller has rejoined the Major League club as senior vice president. The Rangers announced the appointment of Miller on Monday, effective Aug. 30.
"Jay Miller is an accomplished baseball executive who will be a huge asset to the Texas Rangers family," Rangers managing partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg said. "He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in so many areas, and we are very pleased he has agreed to return to the organization."
Miller, who has spent the last 12 seasons with Ryan-Sanders Baseball, will be involved in all aspects of the team's business operation, including sponsorship, ticket sales and fan experience. The Illinois native was hired by Nolan Ryan and his son, Reid, as vice president and general manager of the Double-A Round Rock Express of the Texas League in September 1998, a year before that franchise moved from Jackson, Miss.
"I'm extremely happy that I will be able to continue and work closely with Jay," Rangers president Nolan Ryan said. "The success that our family's Minor League teams have had in Round Rock and then in Corpus Christi is a tribute to Jay's efforts. He will be missed in Round Rock but welcomed with open arms in Arlington."
In the inaugural 2000 season in Round Rock, the Express established a new Double-A home attendance record with over 660,000 fans and repeated that accomplishment over the next four years. Miller was promoted to team president and chief operating officer of Ryan-Sanders Baseball in October 2004.