Nolan hold the MLB record of pitching 30 one-hitters.
Nolan got his first strikeout on September 11, 1966. The victim was fellow future Hall of Famer Eddie Matthews of the Braves.
Ryan is the only pitcher in MLB history to strike out the side with just nine pitches in both leagues.
Ryan struck out the side a MLB record 331 times in his career.
Nolan had 10 or more strikeouts in a game 215 times which is a MLB record.
In 1990 Nolan was given the 22nd annual Man of the Year Award from The Sporting News.
Ryan allowed one or fewer hits in a record 19 games, a MLB record.
Only Nolan Ryan (twice), Ron Davis and Roger Clemens have struck out eight in a row in the AL.
April 26, 1990: Nolan Ryan pitches a one-hitter and sets a Ranger record with 16 strikeouts in a 1–0 win over the White Sox. It is Ryan's 12th career one-hitter (which ties him with ML leader Bob Feller) and 200th career game with at least 10 strikeouts.
An All-Star 8 times, Nolan Ryan led his league in strikeouts 11 times.
Nolan Ryan signed with the Houston Astros as a free agent before the 1980 season began.
1973 saw Nolan Ryan win 21 games and setting the all-time mark for strikeouts in one season with 383.
He threw a pair of no-hitters in 1973, including one on July 15th against the Tigers. Norm Cash, the Detroit first baseman and last batter of the game, came to the plate against Nolan Ryan in the ninth inning with a wooden piano leg for a bat, so hopeless was the task of hitting the six-foot-two righty that day!
Mets traded Nolan Ryan to the California Angels for Jim Fregosi in 1972.
Nolan Ryan helped the Mets shock baseball by winning the 1969 World Series.
Nolan Ryan was clocked at throwing a baseball at 100. 8 miles per hour in 1974.
Nolan Ryan is the only pitcher to have struck out Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey, Jr.
He was an All-Star in 1981.
Ryan never won the Cy Young Award.
Was an All-Star in 1989.
Played in the All-Star Game in 1985.
He was an All-Star in 1979.
He was an All-Star in 1975.
He was an All-Star from 1972-1973.
Had a career fielding percentage of .895.
Had a career batting average of .110.
Appeared in 807 games during his career.
Has a career record of 324-292.
He walked 2,795 batters in his career.
He has 277 career wild pitches.
Pitched in 5,386 innings in his career.
He has 3 career saves.
Started 773 games in his career.
He has 61 career shutout victories.
Has 222 career complete games.
Has a record 5,714 career strikeouts.
Ryan appeared in the most seasons ever (27).
Ryan threw 7 no-hitters in his career, a MLB record.
Ryan won 324 games in his career.
Nolan had his uniform retired by the Angles, Astros, and Rangers.
Nolan Ryan: It helps if the hitter thinks you're a little crazy.
Nolan Ryan: Baseball life is a tough life on the family.