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Nolan Ryan was born in 1947 in Refugio, Texas. He excelled in baseball from a young age, and by the time he graduated from high school, he had set several records. After a successful college career, Ryan was drafted by the Mets in 1965. He made his major league debut two years later and went on to become one of the most dominant pitchers in history. In 1993, Ryan retired from professional baseball with a career record of 5,714 strikeouts. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Ryan is considered one of the greatest pitchers ever to play the game, and his legacy continues to inspire players and fans alike.

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Inspiring Phrases From Nolan Ryan

What man in his 40s would not like to look in the mirror and find Nolan Ryan? โ€” Nolan Ryan

My job is to give my team a chance to win. โ€” Nolan Ryan

When I had dyslexia, they didn’t diagnose it as that. It was frustrating and embarrassing. I could tell you a lot of horror stories about what you feel like on the inside. โ€” Nolan Ryan

I guess that’s what Little League is all aboutโ€“โ€“trying. โ€” Nolan Ryan

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I’ve got a different perception now and it’s really enjoyable to be at this point in your life and be able to watch this. โ€” Nolan Ryan

I can honestly say it took two full years for me to get over the fact that I was no longer a baseball player. โ€” Nolan Ryan

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something. โ€” Nolan Ryan

Various Statements From Nolan Ryan

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I’d have to go home in the wintertime and get a job. โ€” Nolan Ryan

And then when I went to stay in ’68, I can honestly say that I was not focused on my career and on what it took to be a major league pitcher and to be a starting pitcher. โ€” Nolan Ryan

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My ability to throw a baseball was a gift. It was a Godโ€“given gift. And I am truly appreciative of that gift. โ€” Nolan Ryan

And that’s what makes this a great game, is the support and the commitment that the fans give the game. โ€” Nolan Ryan

Pitching in the big leagues is a dream. Preparing to pitch in the big leagues is a nightmare! โ€” Nolan Ryan

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent. โ€” Nolan Ryan

I feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did. โ€” Nolan Ryan

More Phrases From Nolan Ryan

Maintaining concentration depends on what I call tunnel vision; nothing else in the world exists but the catcher’s target, the hitter and my perfect delivery. โ€” Nolan Ryan

I can’t imagine Joe DiMaggio was a better allโ€“around player than Dale Murphy. โ€” Nolan Ryan

Everyone has limits. You just have to learn what your own limits are and deal with them accordingly. โ€” Nolan Ryan

I never found a place where I wanted to live more than Alvin (Texas). โ€” Nolan Ryan

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I like to refer to my years with the Angels as the foundation of my career. โ€” Nolan Ryan

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I had the pleasure, as Robin said, to live a childhood dream as many young Americans and Puerto Rican children live that play youth baseball. And I feel honored and very thankful for that opportunity. โ€” Nolan Ryan

I grew up with the thought that I wanted to treat people the way I’d like to be treated, and I think if you do that, it’s pretty hard to go wrong. โ€” Nolan Ryan

Deeper Quotes From Nolan Ryan

Put the right pitching mechanics together with good health, and there’s nothing surprising about lasting a long time. โ€” Nolan Ryan

Dick Moss, my agent. Dick became my agent in 1979 when I signed my contract with the Houston Astros. โ€” Nolan Ryan

Baseball life is a tough life on the family. โ€” Nolan Ryan

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For my children, they spent 15 to 20 years of their life in baseball. And Ruth and I spent so many years of our married life that that was our life. We knew nothing else. โ€” Nolan Ryan

And to play as long as I did and to have a family you have to be very blessed and I was with my wife Ruth. Ruth, I appreciate the job you did, and my three fine children, Reid, Reese, and Wendy. โ€” Nolan Ryan

A successful pitcher keeps the leadoff hitter from reaching first base and puts the first pitch over for a strikeโ€“the two most important rules of pitching. โ€” Nolan Ryan

It helps if the hitter thinks you’re a little crazy. โ€” Nolan Ryan

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