Highest Rated: 90% Fastball (2016)
Lowest Rated: 90% Fastball (2016)
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Selected by the New York Mets in the 1965 draft. Number retired by three different teams: No. 34 by both the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers, and No. 30 by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Was the first Texas Ranger to have his number retired. Despite throwing seven no-hitters, never won a Cy Young Award. Also lost five no-hitters in the ninth inning. Played in the majors for 27 seasons, spanning four decades (1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s). Was the first player to earn $1 million per season when he signed with the Houston Astros. Formed the Nolan Ryan Foundation in 1990. The foundation helps provide resources for youth, education and community development. Earned Hall of Fame honors in 1999, his first year on the ballot. Chose to wear a Rangers cap for his plaque to reflect his Texas heritage, as well as his 300th win, 5000th strikeout, and the last two no-hitters of his career. Set the MLB record for both strikeouts (5,714) and walks (2,795) for a career. Became president of the Texas Rangers in 2008, and was part of a group that took ownership of the team during the 2010 season.
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