This Day In Sports History (August 14th) — Pete Rose
This Day In Sports History (August 15th) — Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians by a score of 4-1. Ryan would play a few more games during the 1993 season, but on September 22, he tore a ligament in his throwing arm during a game in Seattle, which would effectively end his career two starts before he had originally planned. After tearing his ligament, Ryan did throw one more pitch, which was clocked in at 98 m.p.h. It was an impressive feat, considering only a few Major League pitchers could hit that speed on the radar gun with a healthy arm.
Ryan’s 324 wins rank him 14th all-time among Major League pitchers. His seven no-hitters are the most ever recorded by a pitcher in their career, however, you may be surprised to hear that despite all the wins, strikeouts and no-hitters, Ryan was never able to win a Cy Young award during his 27-year career.
Here is a look at Nolan Ryan’s Hall of Fame video biography.
Carl Edwards, NASCAR – Born on August 15, 1979 (age 33) in Columbia, Missouri
Martin Biron, NHL -Born on August 15, 1977 (age 35) in Lac-Saint-Charles, Quebec
Bertrand Berry, NFL – Born on August 15, 1975 (age 37) in Houston, Texas