Found October 23, 2011 on
The Flagrant Fan:
Nolan Ryan began his pitching career when this writer was ten years old. He didn't finish his career until this writer was 37. Ryan pitched for 27 seasons. And as such, Ryan was a major part of this baseball Fan's formative years. For each of those seasons, his legend grew. By the time he was finished, he was the all time strikeout king. He pitched seven no-hitters. And for a kid who grew up on baseball cards, the back of his card was right up there with Hank Aaron's and Pete Rose's as three of the coolest baseball cards ever with all those stats plastered everywhere. To this day, Ryan's baseball-reference.com page is a favorite destination for its sheer awe power. He spent his first five seasons with the Mets who really didn't know what to do with him. They knew he had electric stuff, but they didn't trust that he could catch the strike zone often enough, and truthfully, back in those days, he couldn't hit the strike zone often enough. But his legend...
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Nolan Ryan boldly predicted on a Dallas radio station that Texas would need six games to win the series.
Nolan Ryan's spirit drives the Rangers, similar to the way Stan
Musial's does the Cardinals.
Ron Washington jokes first-pitch backstop Nolan Ryan let one get away.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- If Nolan Ryan had his own 2011 baseball card, there wouldn't be enough space to list all of his roles with the Texas Rangers.
Nolan Ryan couldn't catch up with the first-pitch fastball thrown by former president George W. Bush in Game 3.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS (AP) - If Nolan Ryan had his own 2011 baseball card, there wouldn't be enough space to list all of his roles with the Texas Rangers.CEO. President. Part owner.Pitching guru. Consultant for all other baseball matters, on and off the field. Resident Hall of Famer and living legend.For ...
Prior to Game 4 of the World Series, President George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch, and Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan was supposed to catch it.
The two of them, however, are a hit in the world of the Texas Rangers.
Through the efforts of first Bush, and now Ryan, the Rangers have made the transformation from the punchline of baseball's sad franchise...
From what I heard, this was a one great World Series.
I fully expected the St. Louis Cardinals to continue their 23-8 end season run all the way to the World Series title, but thanks to Mitch Moreland, Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli on Monday night, it might not happen.
Texas won 4-2 to take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Not that I give a frig about St. Louis, just trying to be an...
A pair of World Series logos are painted boldly on the field, with a large Texas ''T'' between them behind home plate. Ceremonial bunting hangs down from the upper portions of Rangers Ballpark.
There are banners and good-luck charms all over the place - on the dugouts, scoreboard and signs held up by fans - that the Rangers are back in the World Series.
Monday, Rangers owner Nolan Ryan was laughing off an error from Sunday's first pitch.
Derek Holland was 16-5 with a 3.95 ERA during the regular season, while Alexi Ogando was 13-8 with a 3.51 ERA and Matt Harrison was 14-9 with a 3.39 ERA. Rangers president Nolan Ryan said there is another level for all three of them to advance to next season.
Before the Texas Rangers existed, before Nolan Ryan paved his road to Cooperstown with strikeouts and no-hitters, there was only one golden arm in Texas, and his name was Roger Staubach.
ARLINGTON, Tex. -- It was quarter past six o'clock in the Metroplex, and the opening act was nearly over. The exodus from "Jerryworld" was beginning, with the Cowboys-Rams game in its waning minutes, and a crowd streaming out of the east end of the football palace walked across a parking lot and over a bridge and toward the redbrick ballpark. Fans in Cowboys jerseys...