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Nolan RyanTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1993 MLB Years: 1966-1993
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World Series Champion

PositionsP-807Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameLynn Nolan Ryan
Height6-2Weight195BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 31,1947 [71.171]PlaceRefugio,Texas
High SchoolAlvin (Alvin,TX)
CollegeAlvin Community College (Alvin,TX)

DraftedSelected by the New York Mets [Team Picks] in the 12th round (226th overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsRed Murff
MLB DebutSeptember 11,1966 [19.223]
OrganizationsHOU [9] CAL [8] NYN [7] TEX [5] Awards14Awards Voting15-259
TBC Player ID17491Retrosheet IDryann001MLBAM ID121597
RelationshipsFather of Reid Ryan
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Player Notes:   Threw a no-hitter on May 15,1973 against the Kansas City Royals, on July 15,1973 against the Detroit Tigers, on September 28,1974 against the Minnesota Twins, on June 1,1975 against the Baltimore Orioles, on September 26,1981 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, on June 11,1990 against the Oakland Athletics and on May 1,1991 against the Toronto Blue Jays ... Opening day starter for California Angels in 1973-1975, Houston Astros in 1982,1985-1986 and Texas Rangers in 1990-1992 ... The Los Angeles Angels retired his #30 on June 16, 1992 ... The Texas Rangers retired his #34 on September 15, 1996 ... The Houston Astros retired his #34 on September 29, 1996
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts97Walks22Hittable93SO/BB73vsPower93Hitting19Durability76Team.500Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1965nullRk--ST18364.3813121210078.06147380561150001.507.04--6.4613.272.05.333-
1966nullA--ST191722.51292819500183.0109595101272720001.295.36--6.2513.382.14.895-
1966nullAA--ST19020.95330000019.0962012350001.114.26--5.6816.582.92.000-
1966Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01742.36323119500202.0118655301393070001.275.26--6.1913.682.21.810-
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn34S/R190115.0021100003.05551361002.6715.003.009.0018.002.00.0005.89
1967nullAAA--Rel20100.0030300007.031003180000.863.86--3.8623.146.001.000-
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn30ST21693.09211833010134.093504612751337041.256.250.815.048.931.77.4003.33
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn30S/R22633.53251015204189.0603835353921311.266.040.305.349.271.74.6672.70
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn30S/R237113.42271985241131.286595010971258041.395.880.686.638.541.29.3894.03
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn30ST2410143.97302643010152.01257867811613761151.597.400.476.878.111.18.4173.92
1972California AngelsALMLBcal30ST2519162.283939020900284.0166807214157329180101.145.260.444.9810.432.10.5432.49
1973California AngelsALMLBcal30ST2621162.874139226421326.02381131041816238315071.236.570.504.4710.572.36.5682.49
1974California AngelsALMLBcal30ST2722162.894241126310332.2221127107182023679091.275.980.495.469.931.82.5792.98
1975California AngelsALMLBcal30ST2814123.452828010500198.015290761313218612071.436.910.596.008.451.41.5383.67
1976California AngelsALMLBcal30ST2917183.363939021700284.0193117106131833275251.326.110.415.7910.351.79.4862.91
1977California AngelsALMLBcal30ST3019162.773737022400299.0198110921220434121391.345.960.366.1410.261.67.5433.12
1978California AngelsALMLBcal30ST3110133.723131014300234.2183106971214826013231.417.020.465.689.971.76.4352.96
1979California AngelsALMLBcal30ST3216143.603434017500222.216910489151142239061.276.830.614.619.011.96.5333.22
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST3311103.35353504200233.220510087109820010131.307.900.393.777.702.04.5242.89
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST341151.69212105300149.099342826814016211.125.980.124.118.462.06.6882.28
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST3516123.163535010300250.0196100882010924518281.227.050.723.928.812.25.5713.20
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST361492.98292905200196.0134746591011835141.206.140.414.638.391.81.6093.09
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST3712113.04303005200183.2143786212691976341.157.010.593.389.652.86.5222.66
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST3810123.80353504000232.020510898129520914291.297.950.473.698.112.20.4552.90
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST391283.34303001000178.01197266148219415041.136.020.714.159.812.37.6003.06
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST408162.76343400000211.21547565148727010241.146.550.603.7011.483.10.3332.47
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34ST4112113.52333304100220.01869886188722810771.247.610.743.569.332.62.5223.04
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex34ST4216103.20323206200239.01629685179830119191.096.090.643.6911.323.07.6152.51
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex34ST431393.44303005200204.0137867818742329171.036.040.793.2610.243.14.5912.87
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex34ST441262.91272702200173.0102585612722038051.015.310.623.7510.562.82.6672.75
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex34ST45593.72272702000157.0138756596915790121.327.890.513.958.982.28.3573.08
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex34ST46554.8813130000066.0544736540463011.427.330.685.436.241.15.5004.44
MLB Totals - 27 Season(s)Filter3242923.1980777334222611335381.039232178191132127955714277331581.256.560.544.679.552.04.5260.30
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter21102.854843511600287.01821139101984400001.325.71--6.2113.802.22.677-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0030300007.031003180000.863.86--3.8623.146.001.000-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter020.95330000019.0962012350001.114.26--5.6816.582.92.000-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1722.51292819500183.0109595101272720001.295.36--6.2513.382.14.895-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter364.3813121210078.06147380561150001.507.04--6.4613.272.05.333-
California Angels Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter1381213.07291288315640312179.01520847743115130224161027561.296.270.475.379.971.86.533-
Houston Astros Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter106943.1328228203813001852.21441739645111796186610420441.216.990.543.869.052.34.530-
Texas Rangers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter51393.43129129015600839.159336232061353939482341.136.350.653.7810.062.66.567-
New York Mets Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter29383.581057431132102509.136923020334344493234241.406.510.606.078.701.43.433-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13123.19333219210220.016089781311423311161.256.560.544.679.552.04.5200.30
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings1682.85373348500220.0140877001523370001.325.71--6.2113.802.22.667-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn30p2121442500020022901000.114.152.114.2665047.333.000.045.1284.2661.7014.500.000.000.00
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn30p2225293300020001403001.103.103.103.2063032.200.000.000.0940.0043.750.000.000.000.00
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn30p2327452800001002102000.178.178.178.3568047.333.000.022.1610.0044.680.000.000.000.00
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn30p2430474601010032103001.128.180.170.3508153.231.042.106.1675.6639.627.000.000.0016.67
1972California AngelsALMLBcal30p25399641351031024801000.135.153.208.36120699.271.073.104.1652.0248.4824.000.000.0046.15
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p3335705600160172905100.086.167.129.2969183.122.043.129.1498.4334.944.141.2070.0016.67
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p34215131110010051804001.216.286.235.52112160.333.019.118.2508.3330.003.600.000.009.09
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p35358351000030053706001.120.170.120.29010094.217.000.060.1435.3239.367.400.000.000.00
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p3629693500020022904000.072.099.072.1715075.125.000.029.0842.6738.6714.500.000.000.00
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p3730613620011022605001.098.127.131.2588268.171.033.082.1212.9438.2413.000.000.0033.33
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p38356327200401421014101.111.162.143.3059282.163.032.079.1454.8825.615.250.000.0028.57
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p3930591600050112203002.102.117.102.2196063.162.000.000.1021.5934.9222.000.000.000.00
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p4034652400140012207002.062.076.108.1847173.071.046.062.0821.3730.1422.001.3765.0025.00
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34p4133701400020043407001.057.108.057.1654081.111.000.057.0874.9441.988.500.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter424852409410223633383710652011.110.148.134.28211414957.191.024.068.0003.9738.779.760.21426.0014.89
Houston Astros Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter2825912559502281331238055209.100.144.118.262707679.161.018.068.0004.5735.057.680.29295.5011.86
New York Mets Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter103165112201051058509002.133.159.145.304241179.275.012.048.0002.7947.4917.000.000.004.55
California Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter399641351031024801000.135.153.208.36120699.271.073.104.0002.0248.4824.000.000.0046.15
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623261536411141115142025104.110.148.134.282445366.191.024.068.0003.9738.779.760.21426.0014.89

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn19P2-31---111.0000.500.33-----2100.01.2
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn21P21-1345114-2016.8000.760.12-----21100.013.0
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn22P25-89-41-54.8000.160.04-----25100.015.4
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn23P27-1311110422521.8400.780.16-----27100.016.7
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn24P30-152515322320.8700.670.13-----30100.018.5
1972California AngelsALMLBcal25P39-284728624135.8540.900.1240981.6439100.025.2
1973California AngelsALMLBcal26P41-3261128214139.9510.950.12371078.7541100.025.3
1974California AngelsALMLBcal27P42-3321248616660.9091.430.18-----42100.025.9
1975California AngelsALMLBcal28P28-1981218733730.8111.070.15-----28100.017.4
1976California AngelsALMLBcal29P39-2841434715548.8731.230.17-----39100.024.1
1977California AngelsALMLBcal30P37-2992035816355.8731.490.18-----37100.022.8
1978California AngelsALMLBcal31P31-2341333835446.8521.480.20-----31100.019.1
1979California AngelsALMLBcal32P34-222829414137.9021.090.17-----34100.021.0
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33P35-23313275-4540.8891.140.17-----35100.021.5
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34P21-149516132221.9551.000.14-----21100.019.1
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou35P35-250933214442.9551.200.17-----35100.021.6
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou36P29-1964282-3432.9411.100.16-----29100.017.9
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou37P30-1837112-2018.9000.600.10-----30100.018.5
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou38P35-2326202-2826.9290.740.11-----35100.021.6
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou39P30-1781017222927.9310.900.15-----30100.018.5
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou40P34-2111118113029.9670.850.14-----34100.021.0
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou41P33-2208184-3026.8670.790.12-----33100.020.4
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex42P32-23911193-3330.9090.940.13-----32100.019.8
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex43P30-204713-120201.0000.670.10-----30100.018.5
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex44P27-173714-121211.0000.780.12-----27100.016.7
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex45P27-157216312118.8570.670.11-----27100.016.7
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex46P13-66143-85.6250.380.08-----13100.08.0
MLB Totals for P - 27 season(s)-   P807-53792205479027857767.8950.950.14771980.298070.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1966New York MetsNLMLBnyn192----------
1968New York MetsNLMLBnyn2121----------
1969New York MetsNLMLBnyn2225----------
1970New York MetsNLMLBnyn2327----------
1971New York MetsNLMLBnyn2430----------
1972California AngelsALMLBcal2539----------
1973California AngelsALMLBcal2641----------
1974California AngelsALMLBcal2742----------
1975California AngelsALMLBcal2828----------
1976California AngelsALMLBcal2939----------
1977California AngelsALMLBcal3037----------
1978California AngelsALMLBcal3131----------
1979California AngelsALMLBcal3234----------
1980Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3335----------
1981Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3421----------
1982Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3535----------
1983Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3629----------
1984Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3730----------
1985Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3835----------
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBhou3930----------
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBhou4034----------
1988Houston AstrosNLMLBhou4133----------
1989Texas RangersALMLBtex4232----------
1990Texas RangersALMLBtex4330----------
1991Texas RangersALMLBtex4427----------
1992Texas RangersALMLBtex4527----------
1993Texas RangersALMLBtex4613----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1969New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB22102.571007.0322700.713.860.002.579.003.500.001.000
1969New York MetsWorld SeriesMLB22000.001012.1102301.433.860.007.7111.571.500.00.000
1979California AngelsChamp. SeriesMLB32001.291007.0413801.005.140.003.8610.292.670.00.000
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB33005.4020013.116831401.4510.800.002.039.454.670.00.000
1981Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB34111.8021015.06331400.603.600.001.808.404.670.00.500
1986Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB39013.8620014.09611700.715.790.000.6410.9317.000.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs111.80202100015.06030314000.603.600.001.808.404.670.00.500
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 4 yrs113.70606000041.3320170946000.996.970.001.9610.025.110.00.500
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100012.3100023001.293.860.007.7111.571.500.00.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1969New York MetsChamp. SeriesMLB2214120000000100000.500.500.5001.000204.667.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
1980Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB3324100000001200000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.25020.0040.002.000.000.000.00
1981Houston AstrosDiv SeriesMLB3424010000001100000.250.400.250.650105.333.000.25020.0020.001.000.000.000.00
1986Houston AstrosChamp. SeriesMLB3924000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs24010000001100000.250.400.250.650105.333.000.25020.0020.001.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs512220000001500000.167.231.167.3982013.286.000.0837.6938.465.000.000.000.00

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1974AL Player of the Month (August) ... American League Player of the Week (August 12-August 18)2
1975American League Player of the Week (May 26-June 1)1
1976AL Player of the Month (September)1
1979American League Player of the Week (July 9-July 15) ... American League Player of the Week (April 16-April 22)2
1981National League Player of the Week (September 21-September 27)1
1982NL Pitcher of the Month (August)1
1983National League Player of the Week (April 25-May 1)1
1984National League Player of the Week (August 27-September 2) ... National League Player of the Week (May 21-May 27) ... NL Pitcher of the Month (May)3
1990American League Player of the Week (June 11-June 17)1
1991American League Player of the Week (April 29-May 5)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Rangers. 
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1979-11-19ContractSigned as Free Agent by Astros. 
1979-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1971-12-10TradeTraded by Mets with Frank Estrada, Leroy Stanton and Don Rose to Angels for Jim Fregosi. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Houston AstrosTeam Payroll381,350,000-15198++370,78060,0001,350,000
1986Houston AstrosTeam Payroll391,125,000-38195++386,34760,0002,475,000
1987Houston AstrosTeam Payroll401,225,000-35196++344,90660,0003,700,000
1988Houston AstrosTeam Payroll411,000,000-62391++392,10762,5004,700,000
1989Texas RangersTeam Payroll421,800,000-32197++429,80262,5006,500,000
1990Texas RangersTeam Payroll431,400,000-75389++515,727100,0007,900,000
1991Texas RangersTeam Payroll443,300,000-17198++742,231100,00011,200,000
1992Texas RangersTeam Payroll454,200,000-18398++962,245109,00015,400,000
1993Texas RangersTeam Payroll463,757,000-51495++968,431109,00019,157,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red