Nolan Ryan

Birthdate 1/31/1947
Death Date
Debut Year 1966
Year of Induction 1999
Teams Angels, Astros, Mets, Rangers
Position Pitcher

Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 Ks and 2,795 walks rank 1st on the all-time list. He is one of only four HoF pitchers to have more Ks than innings pitched. 

 

In the collection:

Endorsement questionnaire from 1974 signed by Nolan Ryan

Endorsement questionnaire from 1974 signed by Nolan Ryan

A first-ballot Hall of Famer, Nolan Ryan amassed 5,714 career strikeouts to go with his 324 wins. In the collection is an endorsement questionnaire asking the eight-time All Star if he currently has any licensing contracts or product endorsements. At the time the contract was signed in 1974, even th
A pair of autographed baseball cards

A pair of autographed baseball cards

Shown here are two autographed baseball cards, a 1986 Donruss card and a 1982 Topps highlight. Ryan led the league in stikeouts 11 times and posted 300 or more in five seasons. Interestingly, Ryan is Major League Baseball’s all-time career leader in both walks and strikeouts.

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