Ryan, Nolan

Ryan, Nolan

(Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr.), 1947–, American baseball player, b. Refugio, Tex. A right-handed pitcher with a blazing fastball, he played with the New York Mets, the California Angels, the Houston Astros, and the Texas Rangers while in the major leagues (1967–93). He had 324 career wins, including a record seven no-hitters, and set records for career (5,714) and single-season (383) strikeouts. In 1999 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. After retiring Ryan worked in marketing for the Rangers and as a consultant for the Astros. He was named president of the Texas Rangers in 2008 and CEO in 2011; he retired as CEO in 2013.

Ryan, (Lynn) Nolan

(1947–  ) baseball pitcher; born in Refugio, Texas. Baseball's all-time leader in strikeouts with over 5,000, the right-hander won over 300 games and pitched a record seven no-hitters in his record (all positions) 28 major league seasons (1966–93) with the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. In addition to his prowess as a pitcher, he had a reputation as a man of irreproachable character and integrity, and although he had in fact made millions from both his product endorsements and salary—enough to buy a bank as well as other enterprises—he seemed one of the last of the old-time players, oblivious to the big-money contracts, and with an eye only on the well-pitched game.