Born In: Refugio, Texas, United States
Popularly nicknamed, ‘The Ryan Express’, Nolan Ryan is the holder of a world record for pitching the fastest baseball, which was documented at 100.9 miles per hour. He made his mark as an excellent ‘power-pitcher’ of his time and was ranked as the '24th best pitcher of all time'. He also made it to the 41st position on 'The Sporting News' list of 'the 100 Greatest Baseball Players'. Born in Texas, Ryan began playing baseball since he was nine years old, when he played for the Alvin Little League. After he graduated from school, he was selected into The New York Mets team. He also received military training and graduated from the Army Reserve obligation. After he officially retired from baseball, he pursued business and retired as the chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He also played for the California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He is the only baseball major league player to hold his number with three teams - the California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He is an inductee of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Nick Name: The Ryan Express
Also Known As: Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr., The Ryan Express
Spouse/Ex-: Ruth Holdorff
father: Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr.
mother: Martha Lee Hancock Ryan
children: Reese Ryan, Reid Ryan, Wendy Ryan
Born Country: United States
political ideology: Republican
U.S. State: Texas
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