Originally written on Metta Chronicles  |  Last updated 10/14/14
On this day in 1993, Nolan Ryan got his 324th and final victory as the Texas Rangers defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1. Before the 1993 season, Ryan announced his retirement. It would be effective at the end of that season. His high point of the season, at least as far as fans are considered, was the on-the-mound altercation on Aug. 4 with 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 pummeling 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. About a month later, however, Ryan’s historically very durable arm gave out. On September 22, 1993, Ryan tore a ligament in his throwing arm, ending his career a couple starts earlier than planned. Ryan finished his career having played in a MLB-record 27 seasons. He was the final active player from the 1960s to retire from the Majors.   No-hitters Date Result Venue Attendance Time Catcher Home plate umpire Box score May 15, 1973 California Angels 3 at Kansas City Royals 0 Royals Stadium 12,205 2:20 Jeff Torborg Jim Evans [1] July 15, 1973 California Angels 6 at Detroit Tigers 0 Tiger Stadium 41,411 2:21 Art Kusnyer Ron Luciano [2] September 28, 1974 Minnesota Twins 0 at California Angels 4 Anaheim Stadium 10,872 2:22 Tom Egan Art Frantz [3] June 1, 1975 Baltimore Orioles 0 at California Angels 1 Anaheim Stadium 18,492 2:01 Ellie Rodríguez Hank Morgenweck [4] September 26, 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 at Houston Astros 5 Astrodome 32,115 2:46 Alan Ashby Bruce Froemming [5] June 11, 1990 Texas Rangers 5 at Oakland Athletics 0 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 33,436 2:49 John Russell Don Denkinger [6] May 1, 1991 Toronto Blue Jays 0 at Texas Rangers 3 Arlington Stadium 33,439 2:25 Mike Stanley Tim Tschida [7]  

Peyton Manning sets NFL touchdown passing record

Report: CJ Spiller suffers broken collarbone

DeMarco Murray sets record with another 100-yard game

Report: Things got 'ugly' in Bears' locker room after loss

Redskins bench Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy

Rams beat Seahawks thanks to gutsy fake punt call


Brian Kelly unloads on officials for pass interference call

Brett Favre: I got calls about playing last season

Joseph Randle partners with underwear company after arrest

Report: Seahawks asked about Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron

Florida fans chant for Will Muschamp to be fired

Gennady Golovkin scores second-round knockout win

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Video: Alec Burks breaks Kobe Bryant's ankles

WATCH: Sean Payton has tense exchange with reporter

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans with whiteboard

WATCH: Tony Romo nearly runs over Alex Rodriguez

WATCH: Prince Amukamara pulls Dwayne Harris' hair

What was the meaning behind Doug Baldwin's TD celebration?

Luke Kuechly ejected after questionable call

WATCH: Giovanni Bernard gets leveled by Vontae Davis

WATCH: Rams run awesome trick play for punt return TD

Kyle Orton shaves his epic mustache

Florida State beats Notre Dame 31-27 in thriller

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Report: Marshall calls out Jay Cutler

Darnell Dockett mocks Raiders fans

Brian Kelly unloads on officials

WATCH: Rams run punt return trick play for TD

Joseph Randle now an underwear spokesman?

Ex-Trojans RB escorted out after USC game

FSU tops Notre Dame in thriller

Fans chant for Muschamp's head

Popovich zings Suns owner

Golden Tate reacts to Percy Harvin trade

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.