Nolan Ryan: The Making of a Pitcher by Rob GoldmanTo any baseball fan, Nolan Ryan’s name still conjures up images of blistering 100-mile-per-hour fastballs and knee-buckling curveballs. During his 27-year career, “The Ryan Express” was named an eight-time All-Star and amassed seven no-hitters and more than 5,700 strikeouts—more than any other pitcher in major-league history. This comprehensive biography of Nolan Ryan follows the baseball legend’s journey from the start of his professional career in 1965 to his retirement in 1993. Hall of Famers, journeymen, clubhouse workers, coaches, and trainers offer their own unique take on Ryan in this book filled with never-before-told anecdotes and personal recollections and peppered with eyewitness accounts of his greatest games. In the pages of this history, readers will discover what made Nolan Ryan one of the most revered and respected athletes and citizens of his time.
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He hit his stride after a trade to the California Angels, earning renown as a top strikeout pitcher on the strength of an overpowering fastball. Over the course of his year MLB career, Ryan recorded more than wins and established records with his seven no-hitters and 5, strikeouts. Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. Six weeks after their youngest child's birth, the family moved to Alvin, Texas, a quiet area on the outskirts of Houston. Ryan also developed a love for baseball. His sizzling fastball caught the attention of New York Mets scout Red Murff, and Ryan was eventually selected in the 12th round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft.
The Hall of Fame pitcher was hired Tuesday by Houston as the club's executive advisor. The move allows Ryan to work alongside his oldest son, Reid, who is the Astros' president of business operations. Ryan, who is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader, has more than 45 seasons of experience as a player and an executive. He will be an integral part of our management team. Nolan wants to be a part of our success moving forward. Ryan, citing a desire to spend more time on his ranch and with his family, stepped down as the chief executive officer of the Rangers at the end of October. He met with the Astros last month and was mulling an offer to rejoin the organization.
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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Nolan Ryan looks on from the dugout. Personal: Birth date: January 31, Father: Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr. Mother: Martha Lee Hancock Ryan, homemaker. Marriage: Ruth Holdorff Ryan June 26, present.