Ray Davis has been given unanimous approval to succeed Nolan Ryan as the controlling owner of the Texas Rangers.

Owners took the vote Thursday at their quarterly meeting. Ryan, a Hall of Fame pitcher, resigned last month and said he will sell his ownership stake to Davis and Bob Simpson, the team’s co-chairmen.

Davis, at the meetings, said he will maintain his policy of not commenting on anything related to the Rangers or his duties as designated control person. At Ryan's resignation press conference, Davis said he will represent the Rangers in league meetings for the next two or three years, then probably rotate the title to Simpson