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Wilfred Patrick Dolan Ryan

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[edit] Biographical Information

Rosy Ryan was the first National League pitcher, and second pitcher overall (after Jim Bagby) to hit a home run in the World Series. His blast came in Game 3 the 1924 World Series, off Allen Russell of the Washington Senators. Through 2011, relief pitchers have combined for over 500 postseason plate appearances, but Ryan is the only one with a home run.

After his major league career, Ryan managed the Eau Claire Bears (1941-1942) and Minneapolis Millers (1944-1945). He was then the GM of the Millers (1946-1957) , Phoenix Giants, (1958-1959, 1966-1973), and Tacoma Giants (1960-1965).

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1923)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1922 & 1923)
  • Won three World Series with the New York Giants (1921 & 1922; he did not play in the 1921 World Series) and the New York Yankees (1928; he did not play in the World Series)

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