About Nolan Ryan Baseball Cards
If you’ve followed and loved the game of baseball, then you probably know what, or more correctly who the Ryan Express is. It’s no train that’s for sure, but one of the greatest pitchers there ever was in baseball history- Nolan Ryan.
Born the youngest of six children, Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. showed an early aptitude for throwing things, and his father decided that this would be better served on a baseball field, and he was right. It wasn’t long before Nolan began pitching no hitters and was even feared by other players because of his ability to occasionally break catchers’ bones. But it was because of his unique and awesome ability that he was drafted by the New York Mets
in 1965, and went on to play for three other teams, the Houston Astros
, California Angels and the Texas Rangers.
During his long career Nolan Ryan wasn’t breaking bones anymore but he was able to break several records, particularly in strikeouts. He was the first ever to reach 4,000 strikeouts and was also the first baseball player in major leagues history to sign for a million dollars. He is also the only player ever in major league baseball to have retired his uniform by three separate teams. It’s no wonder that he would be nicknamed the Ryan Express, for he was a force to be reckoned with.
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