Tag Archives: Nolan Ryan

  • This Day In Sports History (September 25th) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (September 25th) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1981 that Nolan Ryan recorded a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  It was Ryan’s fifth career no-hitter. Ryan was 34 years old at the time and his last no-hitter had come six years earlier against the Baltimore Orioles.  As for this no-hitter, it came while Ryan was pitching […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 22nd) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (August 22nd) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1989 that Nolan Ryan recorded his 5000th career strikeout.  He was the first pitcher to ever record 5000 strikeouts over the course of a career. Ryan recorded his 5000th strikeout against Rickey Henderson during a game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland A’s.  After the game, Henderson was […]

  • This Day In Sports History (August 15th) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (August 15th) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1993 that Nolan Ryan won his 324th game.  It would end up being the final win for Ryan during his Hall of Fame career. 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 […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 31st) — Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (July 31st) — Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1990 that Nolan Ryan recorded his 300th victory as an MLB pitcher.  He was only the 20th MLB pitcher at the time to reach the milestone. Ryan recorded his 300th win while playing with the Texas Rangers, as he punched his ticket into this prestigious club by beating the […]

  • 11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    11 Pro Athletes Turned Team Owners

    Do athletes make good team owners? Well, at the very least, pro athletes (successful ones, anyway) do gain a certain kind of experience that very few people have. They know what it feels like to win and, theoretically, what it takes to win. Moreover, you would think that, having played themselves, they could bridge any […]

  • This Day In Sports History (April 27th) – Nolan Ryan

    This Day In Sports History (April 27th) – Nolan Ryan

    It was on this day in 1983 that Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson to become the all-time leader in strikeouts.  Ryan struck out his 3,509th batter to surpass the mark set by Johnson way back in 1927. Entering the 1983 season, both Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton were in striking distance of the prestigious record […]

  • 11 Most Memorable Sports Brawls

    11 Most Memorable Sports Brawls

    Sports fans were treated to what will surely become an all-time classic brawl this past Saturday when the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Xavier Musketeers faced off in the annual Cincinnati Crosstown Shootout. Now, I know we’re not supposed to condone this sort of behavior. We’re supposed to talk about how it’s an embarrassment and how […]

  • Fan Dies After Fatal Fall At Rangers Ballpark In Arlington (Video)

    Fan Dies After Fatal Fall At Rangers Ballpark In Arlington (Video)

    Tragedy struck Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Thursday night as a fan fell over a railing in the left field bleachers while trying to catch a souvenir.  After a Conor Jackson foul ball ricocheted off a seat and onto the field, Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton picked the ball up and tossed it to some fans […]

  • 9 Greatest Athletes Over 40

    9 Greatest Athletes Over 40

    Growing old gracefully doesn’t really happen in sports. You get old, then the wheels come off. Which makes a lot of sense considering the toll taken on the bodies of almost all pro athletes. However, occasionally, some men and women through determination, become statistical outliers, owning the game well after most players are retired. Here’s […]

  • The 9 Most Iconic Baseball Cards You Wish You Still Had (1985 – 1995)

    The 9 Most Iconic Baseball Cards You Wish You Still Had (1985 – 1995)

    Allow me to preemptively strike any criticisms that come part and parcel with trying to hone an entire beloved industry into 9 examples. Your favorite player may not be on this list. My favorite player isn’t on this list either. However, during about a decade of collecting baseball cards (1986-1994, give or take), some cards […]