ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins and former Rangers' catcher Jim Sundberg walk off the field after Jenkins threw out the cermonial first pitch to SUndberg priot to the Texas Rangers playing against the San Francisco Giants in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jim Sundberg;Ferguson Jenkins
Jim Sundberg is retiring from the Texas Rangers' front office at the end of the season, 40 years after his big-league career began as a catcher with the club.
The 63-year-old Sundberg said Wednesday he will step down as senior executive vice president while remaining involved in community relations in a part-time role.
Sundberg spent more than 30 years with the Rangers as a player, executive, broadcaster and minor league instructor. He played his first 11 1/2 seasons in Texas and returned in 1988, a year before he retired. He still holds the AL record for games caught in one season (155 in 1975).
The three-time All-Star won a World Series with Kansas City in 1985.
Sundberg joined the Rangers' front office 10 years ago.