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46 Facts About Nolan Ryan
6. Nolan Ryan is one of two pitchers in MLB history to give up ten grand slam home runs, including one to Dann Howitt, the next-to-last batter Ryan faced in his career.
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7. Nolan Ryan had 15 or more strikeouts in a game 26 times, second only to Randy Johnson, who had 28.
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9. On October 17, 2013, Nolan Ryan announced that he was stepping down as Rangers CEO effective October 31, 2013.
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11. Nolan Ryan has appeared in various television commercials shown in the Texas market.
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17. Nolan Ryan was the final active player from the 1960s to retire from Major League Baseball, outlasting Carlton Fisk by three months.
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21. In 1990, Nolan Ryan threw his sixth no-hitter on June 11 against the Athletics, and earned his 300th win on July 31 against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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25. Nolan Ryan got his third taste of postseason play in 1980, but the Astros were stopped one game short of the World Series.
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26. In 1980 Nolan Ryan became the first million dollar player when he signed a four-year free agent contract with the Houston Astros for one million dollars per season.
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30. In 1973, Nolan Ryan set his first major record when he struck out 383 batters in one season, beating Sandy Koufax's old mark by one.
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31. Nolan Ryan finished 2nd in the Cy Young balloting in 1973.
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34. Contrary to popular belief, Nolan Ryan never wanted to be traded from the Mets and felt betrayed by the team that drafted him.
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35. Nolan Ryan has credited his time with Seaver and the Mets with turning him from just a flamethrower to a pitcher.
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36. Nolan Ryan pitched well for the Miracle Mets in the 1969 postseason.
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37. Nolan Ryan was used more as a reliever and spot starter by the 1969 Mets.
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41. Nolan Ryan is one of only 29 players in baseball history to have appeared in Major League baseball games in four decades and the only MLB pitcher to strike out seven pairs of fathers and sons.
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43. Nolan Ryan leads the runner-up, Randy Johnson, by 839 strikeouts.
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46. Nolan Ryan is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.
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