Featuring A Baseball's Greatest Pitcher of All-time
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Nolan Ryan ( The Ryan Express )
No matter how you say it or write it, it still comes up a winner. Nolan Ryan is the oldest to pitch a no-hitter. He took that title away from Cy Young who did it at age 41 back in June, 30, 1908. The Ryan Express did his on June, 11, 1990 as a member of the Texas Rangers. He was 43 years old. You could also say that Nolan Ryan has pitched in four different decades. That’s an amazing feat in itself. He came up in 1966 with the New York Mets and appeared in 2 games. He wasn’t the express train back then, but he was indeed laying down the tracks. In 1968 he won 6 games while losing 9, but the train was coming...
He won a World Series with the Mets in 1969, but it wasn’t until 1973 when he got his first 20 game win season. He did that with The California Angels. The following season in 1974 he picked up another 20 game win season for the Angels. In fact he won 22 games one more than he did in 1973. That was the last of his 20 game win seasons. But Nolan Ryan has pitched with four different teams, collecting over 5500 strike outs. It just shatters the mind when you think about the strike out numbers, He struck out more than 300 batters six times in his career.
The Nolan Ryan Express poured out 61 Shut-Outs and 7 of them were No-Hitters. (Seven!) He also racked in 220 completed games, while winning 314. He has also pitched in 767 games with a total of innings pitched over 5000.
Nolan Ryan is one of baseball’s Best.
He played for the New York Mets from 1966-1971.
California Angels from 1972-1979
Houston Astros from 1980-1988
Texas Rangers from 1989-1991
Four decades and over 20 years of baseball with Nolan Ryan
© 2011 Frank Atanacio
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