In a story June 26 about the game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nolan Ryan had come the closest to throwing a second straight no-hitter since Johnny Vander Meer did it in 1938. Ewell Blackwell came the closest, not Ryan.
Despite giving up six runs (five earned) over 6.2 innings in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale joined Nolan Ryan (1977), Randy Johnson (2001) and Pedro Martinez (1999, twice) as the only...Show More Summary
Max Scherzer leads the majors with a 1.76 ERA, 123 strikeouts, a 0.801 WHIP, two shutouts and a 8.79 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He’s gotten to double digits in strikeouts in six of his last 10 outings and solidified himself as the best...Show More Summary
We're through 10 rounds of the 2015 MLB draft, but there are still solid prospects available heading into the third day. We must remember Hall of Famers like Nolan Ryan, Ryne Sandberg and others were all taken after the 10th round. You never know when a team might find the next diamond in the rough. Show More Summary
I think Will Ferrell has done enough sports-related films that he can safely be called an honorary athlete. And if we can get a card of Nolan Ryan throwing a football, or Michael Jordan playing baseball, then we can get one of Will Ferrell pretending to be a baseball player. That iron-clad logic aside, his […]
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Friday afternoon’s when you’re supposed to dump your bad news, like the Cardinals did today. The Lions, however, did something awesome. Via Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, the Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a new one-year contract. That’s not the awesome part, though. The awesome part is his nickname, as they…
It's time again to look at baseball players from the past and count the money they would make in the present. Back in 1980, Nolan Ryan caused a ruckus when he became the first player paid more than $1 million annually. That's a lot of clams for us regular folk, even by today's standards, but it was okay. Show More Summary
Nathan Eovaldi was born in Houston, but raised in Alvin, a small Texas town famous for another fireballing pitcher.
He ain't exactly Nolan Ryan... but Jerry Seinfeld can BRING THE HEAT... so says Mike Piazza who tells TMZ Sports the comedian is the best celeb pitcher he's ever caught. And Piazza knows what he's talking about -- he caught in the Majors for…
If you liked the Christopher Nolan Batman movies but wished they were less grim, more outlandish, serialized into a TV show, and starring Ben "Ryan Atwood" McKenzie, you might like Gotham, Fox's stylish new drama set in an especially baroque, violent incarnation of Gotham City. Read more...
Do you remember Morganna, the Kissing Bandit? If not, she was a pop culture sensation for the better part of three decades due to the fact she planted kisses on the most well known and respected athletes. From Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan and...Show More Summary
Liam Neeson is ready to bring Qui-Gon back to Star Wars. Gotham 's executive producer explains how Christopher Nolan paved the way for the new show. Plus Ryan Murphy explains why Jessica Lange lobbied for American Horror Story's new setting. Spoilers now! Read more...
Matt Shoemaker's journey from being an undrafted free agent to matching a pitching standard set by Nolan Ryan can't be measured in years or pitch counts.
Already the all-time leader in strikeouts, Nolan Ryan became the first pitcher to ever record 5,000 strikeouts when he fanned future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson on August 22, 1989. Now 25 years later, that looks like a mark that will...Show More Summary
Let's go back 25 years to August 22, 1989, to appreciate Nolan Ryan doing something that hadn't been done before, hasn't been done since and may never be done again. Ryan, then a 42-year-old veteran in his first year with the Texas Rangers, began a game against the Oakland A's needing six strikeouts to reach 5,000 for his career. Show More Summary
I haven't seen Robin Ventura this angry since he charged Nolan Ryan 21 years ago. Actually, even when he charged Ryan, Ventura was Quakerish about it.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Twenty-one years ago Monday, Robin Ventura taught us all a valuable lesson: Don't mess with Nolan Ryan. Ever. In 1993, the then-46-year-old Ryan was playing through his final big league season when his Rangers took on Ventura's White Sox. Show More Summary
There was bad blood between the Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers' Nolan Ryan, and after this 1993 beatdown from Ryan on Chicago's Robin Ventura, there's no doubt who came out on top. Ryan, then 46 years old and 20 years older than...Show More Summary
With all due respect to my sensational boss, Mike James, and my esteemed colleague Steve Dilbeck, who are way smarter than I.... are you guys nuts?