Nolan Ryan
FameRank: 6

"MLB Records"

* 5,714 career strikeouts

* 7 career no-hitters

/hofdate= Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 1999/1999

/hofvote= 98.79%


"Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr." (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed ""The Ryan Express"", is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.

During a major league record 27-year baseball career (1966 New York Mets season/1966, 1968 New York Mets season/19681993 Texas Rangers season/1993), he pitched for four different teams: the New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum/Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

Ryan, a hard-throwing, Handedness/right-handed pitcher, threw pitches that were regularly recorded above 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). The high velocity remained throughout his career, even into his 40s. Ryan was also known to throw a devastating 12–6 curveball at exceptional velocity for a breaking ball.

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