Known as the person who spearheaded the building of Ameriquest Field/The Ballpark in Arlington/Rangers Ballpark in Arlington/Globe Life Park, former Texas Rangers executive Tom Schieffer did a lot in his time as a front office presence and investor in the George W. Bush-led investor group that bought the Rangers in 1989.
Now, he's being recognized for his contributions as he's being added to the Rangers Hall of Fame in a "non-playing capacity" joining former manager Johnny Oates, former owner Tom Vandergriff, former commentator Mark Holtz, current TV analyst and former GM Tom Grieve and current radio play-by-play man Eric Nadel.
Schieffer, a former senator and U.S. ambassador to Australia and Japan, will be honored prior to the Rangers' Aug. 23 game against the Kansas City Royals.
He'll be most remembered for his role in securing the Rangers' new home after they played their first two decades in Texas at Arlington Stadium, securing the Rangers' new home in 1991 before it opened in 1994, after Schieffer had been named club president.
"Out of all the things I’ve done, from a pure enjoyment standpoint, that was the most enjoyable,” Schieffer said in a press release. “It was so much fun to see the creativity involved. It was connecting the dots differently than they’d been connected in the past.”