Nolan Ryan

Lynn Nolan Ryan pitching as a Houston Astro
Birthdate1/31/1947
Death Date
Debut Year1966
Year of Induction1999
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. 

 

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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
Nolan Ryan joined the 700-start club on 8/28/1990; here’s the dugout lineup card from that game

Nolan Ryan joined the 700-start club on 8/28/1990; here’s the dugout lineup card from that game

Nolan Ryan played in a Major League record 27 seasons from 1966-1993. During that time he made started 773 games, topped only by the 815 made by legendary hurler Cy Young. When Ryan made his 700th start on August 28, 1990, he joined an exclusive club of only five
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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