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AliveBorn: 1/31/1947 in Refugio, Texas, USA
Full name: Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr.
Noted For: pitcher, member of the New York Mets (1966-71), California Angels (1972-79), Houston Astros (1980-88), and Texas Rangers (1989-93); 8-time All-Star (1972-73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 85, 89); elected to the MLB Hall of Fame (1999). Holds MLB single-season strikeout record (383, set in 1973) and career records for strikeouts (5,714), no-hitters (7), and seasons played (27).