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Encyclopedia > Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan
Pitcher
Born: January 31, 1947 (1947-01-31) (age 61)
Refugio, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1966
for the New York Mets
Final game
September 22, 1993
for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     324-292
Strikeouts     5,714
Earned run average     3.19
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1999
Vote     98.2% (first ballot)

Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. (born January 31, 1947) is an American former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and current president of the Texas Rangers. Ryan played in a major league record 27 seasons for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers, from 1966 to 1993. In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A person who is right-handed is more dextrous with their right hand than with their left hand: they will write with their right hand, and probably also use this hand for tasks such as personal care, cooking, and so on. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ...


Ryan, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, threw pitches that were regularly recorded above 100 mph (160 km/h), even past the age of 40. The media tagged him, or more specifically his pitching, as "The Ryan Express" (a reference to the 1965 film Von Ryan's Express). Von Ryans Express is a 1965 World War II film produced and directed by Mark Robson. ...


While his lifetime winning percentage was a relatively pedestrian .526, Ryan was an eight-time MLB All-Star, and his 5,714 career strikeouts rank first in baseball history. He leads the runner-up, Roger Clemens, by over 1,000 strikeouts as of the end of the 2007 season. Similarly, Ryan's 2,795 bases on balls lead second-place Steve Carlton by 962—walking over 50% more hitters than any other pitcher in Major League history. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ...


Ryan is the all-time leader in no-hitters with seven, three more than any other pitcher. He is tied with Bob Feller for the most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ...


On February 6, 2008, Ryan was introduced as the president of the Rangers. is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Early life

Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas, the youngest of six children,[1] but his family moved to the Houston suburb of Alvin when he was 6 weeks old. As a young boy, he enjoyed throwing objects at any target. His father thought that football was a better usage for his arm, therefore he encouraged Nolan to play the game. Refugio is a town in Refugio County, Texas, United States. ... Houston redirects here. ... Alvin is a city located in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...


Ryan joined Little League Baseball when he was nine, and pitched the first no-hitter of his life a few years later. Ryan also played various positions besides pitcher.[2] Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the...


Playing career

New York Mets

In 1965, after graduating from high school, Ryan signed a professional baseball contract with the New York Mets, and was assigned to a minor league team in the Appalachian League called the Marion Mets in Marion, Virginia. When Ryan was called up to the New York club the following year, he was the second-youngest player in the league. He would end his career as the oldest player in Major League Baseball. His first strikeout victim was Pat Jarvis, and he gave up his first major league home run to Joe Torre, future manager of the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Appalachian League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Virginia and Tennessee region. ... Marion is a town in Smyth County, Virginia, United States. ... Pat Jarvis (born in Australia) was a rugby league player for the St. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899...


Ryan spent 1967 back in the minor leagues because of his inability to find the strike zone. Ryan did not stick in the majors for good until the 1968 season. Despite a blazing fastball, even then he was unable to crack the Mets outstanding pitching rotation, led by Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman. Ryan was used more as a reliever and spot starter by the 1969 Mets. To deal with frequent blisters on his throwing hand he often soaked his fingers in pickle brine, although the technique's effectiveness was questioned both by Ryan's teammates and coaches. For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ...


Ryan pitched well in the 1969 postseason for the Mets. Against the Braves in the NLCS, Ryan completed a Mets sweep by throwing seven innings of relief in Game 3, getting his first playoff win (it would take him 12 years to get another). Then in the 1969 World Series, Ryan saved Game 3, pitching 2⅓ shutout innings against the Baltimore Orioles. The Game 3 victory gave the Mets a 2-1 lead in the Series, which they went on to win in five games. It would be Ryan's only World Series appearance in his career. The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ...


On April 18, 1970, Ryan tied a Mets record by striking out 15 batters in one game. Four days later, Ryan's teammate, Tom Seaver, topped it with 19 against the San Diego Padres. Ryan has credited his time with Seaver and the Mets with turning him from just a flamethrower to a pitcher. However, by 1971 Ryan had become increasingly frustrated and was considering retiring from baseball. His record for the season was 10-14. He let it be known to Mets management that he wasn't happy in New York and requested a trade. For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ...


California Angels

On December 10, 1971, Ryan was traded to the California Angels along with pitcher Don Rose, catcher Francisco Estrada and outfielder Leroy Stanton for shortstop Jim Fregosi (who would later manage Ryan in Anaheim). Fregosi had been an All-Star in six of seven seasons between 1964 and 1970, but he was past his prime, played fewer than 150 games for the Mets, and never had a good season again. The deal remains controversial, and has been cited as one of the worst in Mets history. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... James Louis Fregosi (born April 4, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for four teams, primarily the Los Angeles & California Angels. ...


That being said, it is often argued that had he not been sent to another organization, Nolan Ryan would have continued to struggle with his control.[citation needed] In addition, given Ryan's unhappiness and desire to be traded, the move was not viewed as unreasonable at the time. But the transaction quickly turned sour for New York. In his first season with the Angels, Ryan, given a chance to pitch regularly as a starter for the first time in his career, had a league-leading 329 strikeouts--nearly a third more than the AL runnerup, and to that point, the fourth-highest total of the 20th century. Within five seasons, the season would only be Ryan's fourth-highest strikeout total. He also posted a 2.28 earned run average that year, to date the second lowest in franchise history behind only Dean Chance's 1.65 in 1964. Though Ryan's actual winning percentage hovered only slightly over .500, his strikeouts and no-hitters brought him media attention, while Fregosi failed to produce as a Met, and made no significant contribution to the Mets' 1973 pennant-winning campaign--he was sold to the Texas Rangers mid-season. In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Wilmer Dean Chance (born June 1, 1941 in Wooster, Ohio) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. ...


Although the Angels were a sub-.500 team and remained one for much of his time there, Ryan managed to post some winning records, notably 19-16 in 1972, 21-16 in 1973 and 22-16 in 1974 (the 22 wins remain an Angels franchise record, tied with Clyde Wright in 1970). Ryan also led the league in losses in 1976 with a 17-18 record (one short of the franchise record for losses). In the early 1970s, many teams used a four-man rotation and expected the starter to complete the game; thus almost every game Ryan started ended in a decision. The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1974 throughout the world. ... Clyde Wright (born February 20, 1941 in Jefferson City, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ...


On July 9, 1972, Ryan struck out three batters on nine pitches in the second inning of a 3-0 win over the Boston Red Sox; he became the seventh American League pitcher to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning, and the first (and currently only) pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the feat in both leagues. (On April 19, 1968, he had struck out three batters on nine pitches in the second inning of a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals; becoming the eighth National League pitcher and the 14th pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the feat.)


In 1973, Ryan set his first major record when he struck out 383 batters in one season, beating Sandy Koufax's old mark by one. To this feat, Koufax remarked, "Yeah, and he also surpassed my total for bases on balls in a single season by 91. I suspect half of those guys he struck out swung rather than get hit." For the typographical mode indicating deleted text, see Strikethrough. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ...


He threw two no-hitters in 1973 (in one of them, he struck out 17 batters - most in a recorded no-hitter), added a third in 1974 and a fourth in 1975, tying another of Koufax's records. In 1974 he twice struck out 19 batters, tying Tom Seaver and Steve Carlton for the single-game record for a nine-inning game, a record later broken when Roger Clemens struck out 20 in 1986. In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ...


The Angels finally made the playoffs in Ryan's eighth and final year there. He started Game 1 of the LCS and threw seven innings against the Orioles' Jim Palmer, but neither man was involved in the decision as Baltimore won in the 10th inning. Ryan was scheduled to pitch Game 5, but the Angels were eliminated in four. The season complete, Ryan became a free agent. James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


Nolan Ryan led the American League in strikeouts seven times during his eight seasons with the California Angels. However, he also led the league in walks in six of those years, and finished second the other two seasons: 1975 and 1979. Aside from Bob Feller in 1938, Ryan is the only man since 1900 to walk 200 batters in a season, which he did twice: in 1974 and 1977. In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ...


Though Ryan's strikeouts and no-hitters got him considerable media attention, Ryan did not win over Angels General Manager Buzzie Bavasi, who dismissed him as a flashy .500 pitcher (Ryan was 26-27 in the two years both were with the Angels). When Bavasi let Ryan leave after a 16-14 record in the 1979 season rather than agree to Ryan's demand to become the first player to be paid $1 million per year, Bavasi remarked he only needed to replace Ryan with two 8-7 pitchers, adding, "I think my plumber could do that." Emil Joseph Buzzie Bavasi [pronounced buh-VAY-zee] (born December 12, 1914 in New York City) is a former executive in Major Reague Basebarr who prayed a major rore in the operation of three franchises. ...


Houston Astros

Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season, in which he became the first player to be paid $1 million a year. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his Houston years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980, when he hit a 3-run home run off future fellow Hall of Famer Don Sutton. It was the first homer of Ryan's career (he only hit one other) and produced half of the 6 RBI he would get that year. On July 4 of that season, at Riverfront Stadium, Ryan recorded his 3,000th career strikeout, the victim being César Gerónimo of the Cincinnati Reds. (Geronimo had also been Bob Gibson's 3,000th strikeout victim, in 1974.) Ryan got his third taste of postseason play in 1980, but the Astros were stopped one game short of the World Series. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For Riverfront Stadium located in Newark, New Jersey see Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Riverfront Stadium, later known as Cinergy Field (1970 - 2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds National League baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. ... César Gerónimo (b. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ...


In the 1980 NLCS versus the Philadelphia Phillies, Ryan pitched well in Game 2, leaving the game tied 2-2 in the seventh (having contributed to both Astros runs with a run scored following a walk, and a sacrifice bunt leading to a run) but again got a no decision in a game that went extra innings. In the fifth and final game of the series, Ryan and the Astros held a 5-2 lead entering the 8th inning. But Ryan allowed three consecutive singles before walking in the third run. The Houston bullpen allowed the Phillies to take a 7-5 lead, and only a game-tying Astro rally permitted Ryan to escape the loss. The 1980 National League Championship Series was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros from October 7 to October 12. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils...


On September 26, 1981, Ryan threw his fifth no-hitter, breaking Koufax's mark while becoming the third pitcher to throw a no-hitter in each league. That season, his 1.69 ERA won the National League ERA title. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


Facing the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1981 NLDS, Ryan threw a complete game 2-hitter in the opener, outlasting the Dodgers' rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela. It was Ryan's second and last career postseason win. In the fifth and final game of the series, Ryan left trailing 3-0 and took the loss. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... The 1981 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 1981 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 6, and ended on Sunday, October 11. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


By the end of the 1982 season, both Ryan and Steve Carlton were approaching Walter Johnson's all-time strikeout record, sometimes passing one another's career totals in successive starts. On April 27, 1983, Ryan won the race with his 3,509th whiff, against Brad Mills of the Montreal Expos (Steve Carlton would reach the same mark two weeks after Ryan). Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... James Bradley (Brad) Mills (born January 19, 1957 in Exeter, California) is a coach and a former player in Major League Baseball. ... This article describes the now defunct Canadian baseball team. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ...


In 1986, Ryan's Astros faced the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. Ryan had a shaky start in Game 2, taking the loss. He returned in Game 5, throwing 9 innings of 2-hit, 1-run, 12-strikeout ball. However, one of those hits was a Darryl Strawberry home run which tied the game at 1-1, as Dwight Gooden matched Ryan pitch for pitch. Ryan got a no-decision as his Astros lost in 12 innings. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial behavior off it. ... Dwight Eugene Gooden (born November 16, 1964 in Tampa, Florida), also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, is a former major league baseball player. ...


In 1987, Ryan led the major leagues in both ERA (2.76) and strikeouts (270) at the age of 40--but finished 8-16. Despite his .333 winning percentage, Ryan tied for 5th place in the 1987 Cy Young voting.


Texas Rangers

Ryan left Houston in a contract dispute following the 1988 season and joined the Texas Rangers. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...


In 1989, he went 16-10 and led the league with 301 strikeouts. Against the Oakland Athletics on August 22, Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the first and only pitcher to record 5,000 career strikeouts. (Following the game, Henderson was quoted as saying, "If he ain't struck you out, then you ain't nobody.") Two years later, at 44, Ryan finished fifth in the league in ERA (2.91) and third in strikeouts (203). Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ...


In 1990, Ryan threw his sixth no-hitter (on June 11 against the Athletics), and earned his 300th win (on July 31 against the Milwaukee Brewers). On May 1, 1991, Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's career stolen base record by stealing his 939th career base. However, Henderson's achievement was somewhat overshadowed because Ryan, at age 44, set a record that same night by throwing the seventh no-hitter of his career, striking out Roberto Alomar of the Toronto Blue Jays for the final out. Coincidentally, Ryan's second baseman in his first two no-hitters had been Alomar's father, Sandy Sr. is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) Formerly named SkyDome (1989-2005) Exhibition Stadium (1977-1989) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL... Sandy Alomar, Sr. ...


Before the 1993 season, Ryan announced his retirement, effective at the end of that season. On August 4, just before the end, Ryan had yet another high profile moment – this time an on-the-mound fight. After Ryan hit Robin Ventura of the Chicago White Sox, Ventura charged the mound in order to fight Ryan, who was 20 years his senior. Ryan secured the 26-year-old Ventura in a headlock with his left arm, while pummelling Ventura's head with his right fist six times before catcher Iván Rodríguez was able to pull Ventura away from Ryan. Ryan stated afterwards it was the same maneuver he used on steers he had to brand on his Texas ranch. Videos of the incident were played that evening throughout the country. While Ventura and White Sox manager Gene Lamont were ejected, Ryan–who had barely moved from his spot on the mound in the fracas–was allowed to remain in the game and pitched hitless ball the rest of the way. In the years since, many baseball writers and ESPN have consistently named the incident as the best baseball fight in history.[citation needed] Ryan had determined to be more aggressive after coming out on the wrong side of an altercation with Dave Winfield's beating in 1980.[3] is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971, in Manatí, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge[1] and I-Rod[2], is a professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. ... Gene William Lamont (born December 25, 1946 in Rockford, Illinois) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who managed the Chicago White Sox (1992-1995) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1997-2000). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ...


Nolan Ryan's very durable arm finally gave out in Seattle on September 22, 1993, when he tore a ligament, ending his career two starts earlier than planned. Briefly attempting to pitch past the injury, Ryan threw one further pitch after tearing his ligament; with his injured arm, his final pitch was measured at 98 miles per hour. Ryan's last start was his worst; he allowed a single, four walks, and a grand slam in the top of the first without recording an out. (Ryan left trailing 5-0, and the fourth walk was completed by a reliever after Ryan's injury, but credited to Ryan.) Seattle redirects here. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ...


Ryan finished his career with an all-time major league record of having played in 27 seasons(The Sporting News Baseball Record Book, 2007, p.113). He was the final active player from the 1960s to retire from Major League Baseball, outlasting Carlton Fisk (the final active position player) by three months. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ...


Later activity

Ryan's current business interests include ownership of two minor league teams: the Corpus Christi Hooks, which play in the Class AA Texas League, and the Round Rock Express, a Class AAA team in the Pacific Coast League. Both teams are affiliates of the Houston Astros, for whom Ryan also served as a special assistant to the general manager until he became the president of the Texas Rangers in 2008. For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Corpus Christi Hooks are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Texas League as the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... Class-Level Triple-A (2005-Present) Double-A (2000-2004) Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (2005-Present) American Conference - South Division Texas League (2000-2004) Major League affiliation Houston Astros (2000-Present) Current uniform Name Round Rock Express (2000-Present) Ballpark Dell Diamond All Sports Stadium Minor League titles... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...


Ryan threw out the ceremonial "first pitch" before Game 3 of the 2005 World Series between the Astros and the White Sox, the first World Series game ever played in Texas. That game went 14 innings, equaling the longest in innings in World Series history (at 5:41, it was the longest in time). ESPN wryly suggested the Astros might have needed to pull the 58-year-old Ryan out of retirement if the game had gone much longer. Dates: October 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Ryan has co-written six books: autobiographies Miracle Man (with Jerry Jenkins, 1992), Throwing Heat (with Harvey Frommer, 1988) and The Road to Cooperstown (with Mickey Herskowitz and T.R. Sullivan, 1999); Kings of the Hill (with Mickey Herskowitz, 1992), about contemporary pitchers; and instructional books Pitching and Hitting (with Joe Torre and Joel Cohen, 1977), and Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible (with Tom House, 1991). Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


In addition to his baseball activities, Ryan was majority owner and chairman of Express Bank of Texas but sold his interest in 2005.[4] He also owns a restaurant in Three Rivers, Texas. He served on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission from 1995 to 2001. He appeared as a TV spokesman for Advil for several years, promoting the pain medication he recommended for his own arm. He also has appeared in various television commercials shown in the Texas market. Three Rivers is a city in Live Oak County, Texas, United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ibuprofen. ...


During election years in the late 90s, Ryan's name would frequently come up in the news as a potential candidate for some statewide office (usually for the Republican Party). However, he has never run in any race, and these rumors have quieted. He appeared in print ads for the National Rifle Association's "I'm the NRA" campaign. While not running for office himself, in 1996 Ryan campaigned on behalf of Ron Paul in the Texas's 14th congressional district election.[5] GOP redirects here. ... Ronald Ernest Ron Paul (b. ... The current boundaries of Texas District 14. ...


In spite of his focus on physical fitness, Ryan suffered a heart attack on April 25, 2000, and had to receive a double coronary bypass. Heart attack redirects here. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Early in a coronary artery bypass surgery during vein harvesting from the legs (left of image) and the establishment of bypass (placement of the aortic cannula) (bottom of image). ...


He has also filmed a television advertisement for a joint pain reliever; the commercial also included the soccer player Mia Hamm. A television advertisement is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organisation that conveys a message. ... For other uses, see Joint (disambiguation). ... An analgesic (colloquially known as a painkiller) is any member of the diverse group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ...


On February 6, 2008, Ryan was named team president of the Texas Rangers.


Criticisms

Despite Ryan's longevity, his place among the game's greats has been questioned.[6][7] A major complaint against Ryan is his low winning percentage, .526. Only two teams (the 1973 New York Mets and the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals) have reached the World Series with a regular season winning percentage worse than Ryan's lifetime percentage.[citation needed]


Statistical comparisons with Walter Johnson, Ferguson Jenkins, Lefty Grove and other Hall of Fame pitchers have been run, showing that Ryan was only slightly better, in winning percentage, than the teams he played on. These studies have shown that despite the common belief that Ryan played mostly for bad teams, his teams (disregarding Ryan's own wins and losses) had a .503 winning percentage over his career (.506, if you disregard the 1966 New York Mets for whom he pitched three innings and who lost 95 games). Thus, Ryan's winning percentage was only .023 better than the teams for which he played. (By comparison, Walter Johnson, whose Washington Senators didn't win a pennant until his 18th season, was .107 better than the teams on which he played.) Other Hall of Fame pitchers studied in this respect fare worse than Johnson, but better than Ryan. Bill James's Historical Baseball Abstract shows that only a few Hall of Fame starting pitchers do worse than Ryan in this area. Another commonly-cited flaw was his wildness as a pitcher, particularly during his years with the Angels, when he twice walked more than 200 batters during a single season. He surrendered 2,795 walks and 277 wild pitches during his career, far more than any other pitcher in baseball history. Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ...


Ryan never won a Cy Young Award, finishing second once in 1973. For his career, Ryan was only 32 games over .500, and his "average" season saw him post a record of 13-12. Ryan's 292 losses rank him third overall, and first among pitchers who played entirely after 1900. He ranked in the top ten in the league in wins eight times, and in losses eight times. In 25 years (not counting his two "call-ups" with the Mets) he played in only eight All-Star Games. He had little success in leading teams to the postseason, making it there only five times, and only once to the World Series in 1969 with the Mets. In postseason starts, Ryan's record is 1-2 in 7 starts (he gained another win, and a save, in relief appearances). The Cy Young Award of the American League, 1983. ...


Legacy

Nolan Ryan is often compared to the Dodgers' Sandy Koufax: they are linked by the fact that Ryan broke two of Koufax's records, for most no-hitters and the single-season strikeout mark. There are further similarities: both Ryan and Koufax started in the majors at a very young age and struggled early in their careers, and both were very reserved and private. They also were both very conscious of their value and had tenacious contract disputes with their owners. An astute businessman, Ryan readily admitted the money was a large part of the reason he played as long as he did. Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ...


But there are key differences, too: Koufax pitched left-handed and Ryan right-handed; despite his early troubles, Koufax played his entire career with one team, whereas Ryan played for four. Koufax played on four championship Dodgers teams, whereas Ryan found himself on mostly mediocre teams. Ryan had an unremarkable win-loss percentage; Koufax had a stellar one, especially in his final four years. Ryan had a won-loss record only slightly better than the teams for which he played; Koufax had a significantly better percentage than his Dodger teams (even though, or perhaps because of him, they were pennant contenders throughout his career). Most importantly, thanks to a strong arm that could handle a lot of work, Ryan had one of the longest careers of any player, whereas Koufax's sterling career was cut short in its prime by arthritis and arm trouble. Nonetheless, both stand out as the best-known "power pitchers" of their times. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Comparisons to Bob Feller are probably more to the point: like Ryan, Feller was a burly, durable power pitcher, who was likely to strike out or walk any given batter, and pitched large numbers of low-hit games. Feller, however, was able to correct his wildness over time (the two are the only post-1900 pitchers to walk over 200 batters in a season) whereas Ryan had limited late success in that area. Feller, however, had a considerably better won/loss percentage than the Indian teams for whom he pitched. Feller has stated that Ryan's former Mets teammate, Tom Seaver, was a much better pitcher than Ryan, whom he says was just a thrower who had a hard time getting the ball over the plate. Robert William Andrew Bob Feller (born November 3, 1918 in Van Meter, Iowa), nicknamed the Heater from Van Meter and Rapid Robert, is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and Hall of Famer. ...


Ryan played in more seasons (27) than any other player in major league history. Ryan ranks first all-time in strikeouts (5,714), fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.56), and no-hitters (7). He is also fifth in innings pitched (5,386), second in games started (773), seventh in shutouts (61) and is tied for 13th in wins (324). Opposing hitters hit only .204 against Ryan during his career. Ryan had 15 or more strikeouts in a game 27 times, second only to Randy Johnson, who has 29. Despite his impressive records, Ryan states the most impressive pitchers he ever saw or faced were Sandy Koufax and former teammate, Tom Seaver, whom Ryan holds responsible for helping him make the transition from "thrower" to "pitcher." In his early days with the Mets Ryan would often soak the fingers of his (right) pitching hand in pickle brine, as he was apt to develop blisters on that hand. Mets catcher Jerry Grote, who caught both Seaver and Ryan, stated Ryan's fastball had "about a foot" more velocity on it than did Seaver's. For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed The Big Unit is a left-handed American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


Ryan also ranks high on the list for four "negative" records; he ranks first all-time in walks allowed (2,795), first in wild pitches (277), third in losses (292-- most in the "modern" era), and ninth in hit batters (158). Ryan is also 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.


Ryan is the only major league player to have his number retired by three different teams[8] (excluding Jackie Robinson, whose number 42 was retired by Major League Baseball for all teams). The California Angels (now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) retired the number 30 on June 16, 1992; the Texas Rangers retired his number 34 on Sept. 15, 1996; and the Houston Astros retired number 34 on Sept. 29, 1996. His number was the first retired by the Rangers. Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ...


Nolan Ryan was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, in his first year of eligibility with 98.79% of the vote, just six votes short of a unanimous election.[9]. He chose to wear a Rangers cap for his HOF plaque to reflect his Texas heritage, as well as the fact that his 300th win, 5000th strikeout, and last two no-hitters came as a Ranger. That year, he ranked 41st on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. He was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in 2003, and named the Rangers', and Astros' Hometown Hero in 2006--the only player to be so named by two franchises. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ... The Texas Rangers Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor the careers of former Texas Rangers players, managers, executives and broadcasters. ... Hometown Heroes was a program sponsored by DHL. On September 27, 2006, Major League Baseball announced a list of players, one from each team, voted by MLB fans: † player spent his entire career with one team The Official Hometown Heroes Panel Orestes Destrade (ESPN and XM Satellite Radio broadcaster) Steve...


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The Alvin Independent School District has announced that a future school will be named Nolan Ryan Junior High School. It is scheduled to open in 2008-2009. Alvin Independent School District is a school district based in Alvin, Texas (USA). ...


Personal life

Ryan was married to his high school sweetheart, the former Ruth Holdorff, on June 26, 1967. Two of their three children, Reid and Reese, who were both pitchers at the amateur level [1] [2], have more recently become involved in baseball at the executive level, as part owners (along with Nolan) of the Round Rock Express entry in the Pacific Coast League, the top farm club of the Houston Astros. [3] Nolan Ryan currently resides in nearby Alvin, Texas. Class-Level Triple-A (2005-Present) Double-A (2000-2004) Minor League affiliations Pacific Coast League (2005-Present) American Conference - South Division Texas League (2000-2004) Major League affiliation Houston Astros (2000-Present) Current uniform Name Round Rock Express (2000-Present) Ballpark Dell Diamond All Sports Stadium Minor League titles... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Alvin is a city located in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ Ryan, Nolan; Harvey Frommer (1988). Throwing Heat: The Autobiography of Nolan Ryan. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-24438-X. 
  2. ^ Sanna, Ellyn (2003). Nolan Ryan. The Rosen Publishing Group. ISBN 0823936015. 
  3. ^ Freeman, Denne H. "Raging Ryan strikes Ventura." Austin American-Statesman, August 5, 1993. Page C1.
  4. ^ Texas United Bancshares agrees to buy Nolan Ryan family's bank - San Antonio Business Journal:
  5. ^ New York Times
  6. ^ Homerunweb - Sabermetrics
  7. ^ 072399
  8. ^ Texas Rangers Retired Number History on mlb.com Retrieved May 18, 2006
  9. ^ Ryan Baseball Hall of Fame bio Retrieved April 26, 2006

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General reference

  • Pietrusza, David, Matthew Silverman & Michael Gershman, ed. (2000). Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia. Total/Sports Illustrated.

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For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Charles Radbourn on a 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). Charles Gardner Radbourn (December 11, 1854 - February 5, 1897), nicknamed Old Hoss, was a pitcher in Major League Baseball prior to the turn of the 20th century. ... Michael Francis Welch (July 4, 1859 - July 30, 1941), also known as Mickey Welch, was a 19th century Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. ... Robert Moses Lefty Grove (March 6, 1900 - May 22, 1975) was one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Early Wynn Jr. ... In Major League Baseball, the 3000 strikeout club is an informal term applied to the group of pitchers who have struck out 3000 or more batters in their careers. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed the Big Unit, is a southpaw American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1970 - 1992, and was best known for his curveball. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history, as that particular Orioles squad was (and still is by some baseball pundits) considered to be one of... Tommie Agee (1969) Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 in Magnolia, Alabama - January 22, 2001 in New York City) was a center fielder most noted for making what were arguably two of the greatest catches in World Series history. ... Kenneth George Boswell (February 23, 1946 in Austin, Texas) is a former professional baseball player. ... Donald Eugene Cardwell (born December 7, 1935 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher from 1957 to 1970. ... Edwin Douglas Charles (born on April 29, 1933 in Daytona Beach, Florida is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Donn Alvin Clendenon (July 15, 1935 – September 17, 2005) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Donald Robert Dyer (born August 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball Catcher for the New York Mets (1968-74), Pittsburgh Pirates (1975-78), Montreal Expos (1979), and Detroit Tigers (1980-81). ... Wayne Garrett, born December 3, 1947 in Brooksville, FL, was the New York Mets starting third baseman from 1972 through 1975. ... Rodney Earl Gaspar (born April 3, 1946 in Long Beach, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Gary Edward Gentry (Born October 6, 1946) was a major league baseball player. ... Jerry Grote (born October 6, 1942 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Houston Colt . ... Derrel McKinley Bud Harrelson (born June 6, 1944 in Niles, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers between 1965 and 1980. ... Cleon Jones (1969) Cleon Joseph Jones (born June 7, 1942 in Plateau, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the New York Mets from 1963 to 1975. ... Calvin Lee Koonce (November 18, 1940 in Fayetteville, North Carolina - October 28, 1993 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1962-1971. ... Jerome Martin Jerry Koosman (born December 23, 1942 in Appleton, Minnesota) is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985. ... Image:EdKr6002. ... Joseph Clifton Martin (born December 13, 1936 in Axton, Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Jim McAndrew (born January 11, 1944 in Lost Nation, Iowa) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1968 to 1974; he pitched for the New York Mets for his first six years, and the San Diego Padres in the last. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... For other persons named Thomas Seaver, see Thomas Seaver (disambiguation). ... Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941 in St. ... Ronald Alan Ron Swoboda (born June 30, 1944) was a Major League Baseball player, debuting on April 12 with the New York Mets in 1965. ... Ronald Weasley Taylor (December 16, 1937 in Toronto, Canada) is a former professional baseball player. ... Al Weis (born Albert John Weis on April 2, 1938 in Franklin Square, New York) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Joseph Benjamin Pignatano (born August 4, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Albert Bluford Rube Walker (born May 16, 1926, in Lenoir, North Carolina – died December 12, 1992, in Morganton, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball catcher. ... For the pioneer American baloonist, see Ed Yost. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... James Louis Fregosi (born April 4, 1942 in San Francisco, California) is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for four teams, primarily the Los Angeles & California Angels. ... Orvon Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... James Sherman Jimmy Wynn (born March 12, 1942 in Hamilton, Ohio), nicknamed The Toy Cannon, is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, and Milwaukee Brewers. ... José Cruz (born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico) is a former outfielder and a coach in Major League Baseball. ... James Umbricht (September 17, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois - April 8, 1964 in Houston, Texas) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Michael Warren Scott (born April 26, 1955 in Santa Monica, California) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets and - most notably - the Houston Astros. ... Lawrence Edward Dierker (born September 22, 1946 in Hollywood, California) is a former pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball who had a 14-year playing career from 1964 to 1977 and a 5-year career leading the Houston Astros from 1997 to 2001. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Johnny Lane Oates (January 21, 1946 Sylva, North Carolina – December 24, 2004 Richmond, Virginia) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... // July 30, 1973, at Oakland, Jim Bibby September 22, 1977, at California, Bert Blyleven June 11, 1990, at Oakland, Nolan Ryan May 1, 1991, vs. ... Texas Rangers Broadcasters History Texas Rangers Current Broadcasters Categories: | | ... This is a list of the people who have managed the Texas Rangers baseball team since its inception. ...   The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Texas Rangers American League franchise (1972-present), also known previously as the Washington Senators Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L... Rangers Captain is the mascot of the Texas Rangers. ... Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW. An earlier wooden baseball park had stood on the site, built in 1891. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... Arlington Stadium was a baseball stadium located in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a baseball stadium in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. ... Johnny Lane Oates (January 21, 1946 Sylva, North Carolina – December 24, 2004 Richmond, Virginia) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Oklahoma RedHawks are a minor league baseball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... The Frisco RoughRiders (short form: Riders) are currently the Class AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers major league baseball club. ... The Bakersfield Blaze are a minor league baseball team in Bakersfield, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League, and are a farm team of the Texas Rangers. ... The Clinton LumberKings are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Texas Rangers, that plays in the Midwest League. ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Spokane Indians are a minor league baseball team in Spokane, Washington, USA. They are a Class A team in the Northwest League, and have been a farm team of... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Arizona Rangers are a minor league baseball team in Surprise, Arizona, USA. They are a Class R team in the Arizona League, and have been a farm team of... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Dudley Michael Hargrove (born October 26, 1949 in Perryton, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player and is the former manager of the Seattle Mariners. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Robert John Valentine (born May 13, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut) is a former player and manager in Major League Baseball. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... Alexander Emmanuel Alex Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975, in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican-American baseball infielder. ... Johnny Lane Oates (January 21, 1946 Sylva, North Carolina – December 24, 2004 Richmond, Virginia) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington (August 9, 1915, Manchester - January 14, 2002) was a British sociologist, social activist and politician. ... Hank Joe Blalock (born November 21, 1980 in San Diego, California) is a Major League baseball third baseman who currently plays for the Texas Rangers. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1961 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Mickey Vernon Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1961 season involved the Senators finishing 9th in the American League with a record of 61 wins and 100 losses. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1962 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Mickey Vernon Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1962 season involved the Senators finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 60 wins and 101 losses. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1963 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Mickey Vernon, Eddie Yost, and Gil Hodges Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1963 season involved the Senators finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 56 wins and 106... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1964 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1964 season involved the Senators finishing 9th in the American League with a record of 62 wins and 100 losses. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1965 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1965 season involved the Senators finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 70 wins and 92 losses. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1966 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1966 season involved the Senators finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 71 wins and 88 losses. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1967 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Gil Hodges Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1967 season involved the Senators finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses. ... Location D.C. Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1968 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Jim Lemon Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1968 season involved the Senators finishing 10th in the American League with a record of 65 wins and 96 losses. ... Location RFK Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1969 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Ted Williams Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1969 season involved the Senators finishing 4th in the American League east with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses. ... Location RFK Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1970 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Ted Williams Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1970 season involved the Senators finishing 6th in the American League east with a record of 70 wins and 92 losses. ... Location RFK Stadium (Since 1961) Washington D.C. (Since 1961) 1971 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Ted Williams Local television Local radio The Washington Senators 1971 season involved the Senators finishing 5th in the American League east with a record of 63 wins and 96 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1972 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Ted Williams Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1972 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 54 wins and 100 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1973 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Whitey Herzog, Del Wilber, and Billy Martin Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1973 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 57 wins and 105 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1974 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Billy Martin Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1974 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 84 wins and 76 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1975 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Billy Martin and Frank Lucchesi Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1975 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 79 wins and 83 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1976 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Frank Lucchesi Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1976 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 76 wins and 86 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1977 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Frank Lucchesi, Eddie Stanky, Connie Ryan, and Billy Hunter Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1977 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 94 wins and... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1978 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Billy Hunter and Pat Corrales Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1978 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1979 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Pat Corrales Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1979 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1980 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Pat Corrales Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1980 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1981 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Don Zimmer Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1981 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 57 wins and 48 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1982 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Don Zimmer and Darrell Johnson Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1982 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 64 wins and 98 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1983 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Doug Rader Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1983 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1984 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Doug Rader Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1984 season involved the Rangers finishing 7th in the American League west with a record of 69 wins and 92 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1985 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Doug Rader and Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1985 season involved the Rangers finishing 7th in the American League west with a record of 62 wins and 99 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1986 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1986 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1987 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1987 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1988 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1988 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League west with a record of 80 wins and 91 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1989 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1989 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1990 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1990 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1991 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1991 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 85 wins and 77 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1992 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Bobby Valentine and Toby Harrah Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1992 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. ... Location Arlington Stadium (Since 1972) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1993 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Kevin Kennedy Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1993 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses. ... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1994 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Kevin Kennedy Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1994 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 52 wins and 62 losses. ... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1995 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Johnny Oates Local television Local radio The Texas Rangers 1995 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 74 wins and 70 losses. ... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1996 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Johnny Oates Local television Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 1996 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses. ... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1997 Information Owner(s) Manager(s) Johnny Oates Local television Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 1997 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League west with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. ... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1998 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Johnny Oates Local television Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 1998 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 88 wins and... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 1999 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Johnny Oates Local television Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 1999 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 95 wins and... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2000 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Johnny Oates Local television Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 2000 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 71 wins and... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2001 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Johnny Oates and Jerry Narron Local television Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 2001 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2002 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Jerry Narron Local television FSN Southwest KDFI (MY 27) KDFW (Fox 4) Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 2002 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League... Location The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2003 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Southwest KDFI (MY 27) KDFW (Fox 4) Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers 2003 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League... Location Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2004 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Southwest KDFI (MY 27) KDFW (Fox 4) Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers finished the 2004 season in 3rd place in the West division... Location Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2005 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Southwest KDFI (MY 27) KDFW (Fox 4) Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers finished the 2005 season in 3rd place in the West division... Location Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2006 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Buck Showalter Local television FSN Southwest KDFI (MY 27) KDFW (Fox 4) Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The Texas Rangers finished the 2006 season in 3rd place of the West Division... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1961) Western Division (Since 1972) 2007 Uniform Location Ameriquest Field in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2007 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Ron Washington Local Television FSN Southwest Local Radio KRLD The Texas Rangers 2007 season will begin with the... Location Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994) Arlington, Texas (Since 1972) 2008 Information Owner(s) Tom Hicks Manager(s) Ron Washington Local television FSN Southwest KDFI (MY 27) KDFW (Fox 4) Local radio KRLD KFLC (Spanish) The 2008 season will be the franchises 36th since moving to Arlington, Texas... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... The 1999 elections to select inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame followed the same system in use since 1995. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Nestor George Chylak, Jr. ... Manager Frank Selee Frank Gibson Selee (October 26, 1859 - July 5, 1909) was a successful Major League Baseball manager in the National League. ... Joseph Williams (April 6, 1886 - February 25, 1951), nicknamed Cyclone Joe or Smokey Joe, was an American right-handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues. ... The J. G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... Arch McDonald (died: October 16, 1960) was the radio voice of Major League Baseballs Washington Senators from 1934 to 1956. ... Refugio is a town in Refugio County, Texas, United States. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...

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Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas, but his family moved to the Houston suburb of Alvin when he was 6 weeks old.
Ryan did not make the majors for good until the 1968 season, and even then he was unable to crack the Mets outstanding pitching rotation led by Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman.
Ryan famously defended himself, securing the 26-year-old Ventura in a headlock with his left arm, while pummelling Ventura's head with his right fist seven times before catcher Iván Rodríguez was able to pull Ventura away from Ryan.
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