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Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan


Nolan Ryan is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and CEO of Texas Ranger born on January 31, 1947, In Texas.

Family Background:

He is born to Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr. and Martha Lee Hancock Ryan. He is the youngest of six children to his parents.

Personal Life:

In 1968, He married his high-school girlfriend Ruth. They have three children together.


In 1965, He completed his high-school education from Alvin high school. 


In 1965, He had selected into the New York Mets team, In which he had been put in the eight round. After one year, In 1966 He had selected to play two games for The New York Mets team. At that time, He was the second youngest to play for the team. The same year, he also joined the military and took the training. In 1967, He completed his military training at the Army reserve Obligation. As for his sporting career, He had not played much during that season because He had suffered from an elbow injury. In 1971, He had been traded to the California Angels team as a starting pitcher. He later headed the American league by over 320 strikeouts and a total of nine shutouts. In 1979, He joined the Houston Astros, After He sealed a contract with them for a sum of $1 million. In 1991, He Pitched his last and seventh no-hitter. Two years later, Before the start of the season, He announced his retirement at the age of 46 holding 5,714 strikeouts.

Unknown Facts:

  • Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. is his full name.
  • Ryan had called the Ryan Express by the New York media.

Master Stroke:

  • At the age of 44, He became the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter when he beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1999, He had been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • In 2012, He had been recognized as the Dallas-Fort Worth 2012 CEO of the year.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Nolan Ryan, Keeping to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you are going to live your life.

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