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T.R.'s Memoirs

T.R.’s Memoirs: The rock star, the mercurial manager and two eventful Texas Rangers seasons

(AP photo/Winslow Townson)


Editor’s note: T.R. Sullivan covered the Rangers for 32 years and is sharing his memoirs exclusively with readers of this newsletter. This week: Jose Canseco, Kevin Kennedy and the famous afternoon on the mound.

George W. Bush had a one-word reaction when the Texas Rangers traded for Jose Canseco.

“Yippee,” said the Rangers general partner and future President of the United States.

Bush had reason to be excited about acquiring a marquee superstar.

“He puts fannies in the seats,” Bush said.

T.R. Sullivan

T.R. is a Military Brat and graduate of the University of San Francisco who retired in 2020 after a 40-year career with the Denison Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.Com. He covered the Texas Rangers for 32 years.

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