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?
Maybe Nolan Ryan isn’t the only one with a no hitter record that will never be broken. Below Scully’s call of the final out of Kershaw’s gem. Some other clips from the night as this may indeed be the last no hitter Scully calls. On the night Kershaw struck out 15 and walked none. The […]
Sounds like: Twista, Krayzie Bone Song: Hoodie Allen - Nolan Ryan What's so good? "If you've been sleeping on me, kindly allow this track to wake you up..." A quick 150,000 listens in less than a full day? Hoodie Allen has definitely...Show More Summary
If you want to see an amazing baseball video go watch Yoenis Cespedes throw a runner out at home from the left field wall. If you want to find out why Nolan Ryan is trending, check out the video below. New York based rapper Hoodie Allen released a new track today called “Nolan Ryan.” The song immediately […]
The Patriots’ decision to use a second-round pick not on a player who will make the team better now but on a quarterback who may not take a snap that matters during his time with the team has brought into focus the question of how long starter Tom Brady will play, in New England or…
I took two chickens out of the smoker and carried them into the kitchen, where Anne was mixing up some potato salad and heating a couple cans of baked beans. Ryan and his girlfriend walked into the house, with Nolan shortly after them. “Are you excited?” Anne asked me. “I … guess? Not really.” I […]
You know, if 50 Cent was really about that life, he’d make one of those funny Instagram videos he always does when Floyd gets in trouble. Only this time it’d be for himself. That’s because Curtis was tapped to throw out the first pitch at today’s Mets game and the G-Unit head honcho did everything but disappoint.
Buzzie Bavasi has long been blamed as the man responsible for letting Nolan Ryan leave the Angels in 1979. Bavasi, then the team's general manager, played hardball with the game's hardest thrower with the insulting quote that all he needed was two 8-7 pitchers to replace Ryan. It was...
MLB goes old school with its latest MLB Fan Cave commercial, featuring Bryce Harper, who pals around with Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk and Nolan Ryan. Dat vintage filter. For the Win's Ted Berg spotted this most recent "ForShow More Summary
Sounds like: Bombay Bicycle Club, The Maccabees Song: The White Bicycles - Dust What's so good? Introducing Falmouth-based Matthew Howes, Ryan Nolan, and Jack Curnow, who make up an indie dream pop group The White Bicycles. Meeting while...Show More Summary
Wrigley Field, Ted Williams, Nolan Ryan, Sabermetrics, the Pete Rose controversy—a fine new crop of baseball books looks at the old, the new and the very weird.
Nolan Ryan’s been out of the game for over 20 years, but he’s still adding to his stats. Baseball’s modern era leader in wild pitches uncorked another one Tuesday night.
Bad ceremonial first pitches are a common sight at big league ballparks. But most baseball fans would probably expect better from Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, even at age 67. But when Ryan threw out the first pitch for the Houston Astros, to former teammate Craig Biggio, it was not even close. Show More Summary
Ryan and Nolan came over for dinner last night, and for the first time in far too long, I ate dinner with my entire family. While we sat at the table and ate, Anne told us that she is thinking about getting a Mini Countryman when she pays off her Cooper S. “I like the [...]