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Nolan Ryan

Lynn Nolan Ryan (Ryan Express)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: January 31, 1947 in Refugio, TX
High School: Alvin HS (Alvin, TX)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 11, 1966 (Age 19.223)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1968 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Astros/Rangers/Mets 1966-1993
Agents: Dick Moss [*]
Final Game: September 22, 1993 (Age 46.234)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1999 (491/497 ballots).
   View Nolan Ryan Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1966 NYM NL 19 P 2 1 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 0.50 .950 2.10 1.95 0 0 0
1968 NYM NL 21 P 21 18 3 134.0 20 5 11 4 0 .800 1.07 0.76 .958 2.01 2.02 11 4 27% 40% 2
1969 NYM NL 22 P 25 10 2 89.1 5 0 4 1 0 .800 0.40 0.16 .958 1.94 1.94 3 3 50% 40% 0
1970 NYM NL 23 P 27 19 5 131.2 25 11 10 4 2 .840 1.44 0.78 .951 1.85 1.84 14 4 22% 33% 1
1971 NYM NL 24 P 30 26 3 152.0 23 5 15 3 2 .870 1.18 0.67 .954 1.90 1.90 23 3 12% 35% 0
1972 CAL AL 25 P 39 39 20 284.0 41 7 28 6 2 .854 1.11 0.90 .950 1.86 1.85 40 9 18% 39% 1 AS,CYA-8,MVP-30
1973 CAL AL 26 P 41 39 26 326.0 41 11 28 2 1 .951 1.08 0.95 .951 1.86 1.85 37 10 21% 38% 4 AS,CYA-2,MVP-17
1974 CAL AL 27 P 42 41 26 332.2 66 12 48 6 1 .909 1.62 1.43 .947 1.81 1.80 28 21 43% 38% 3 CYA-3,MVP-14
1975 CAL AL 28 P 28 28 10 198.0 37 12 18 7 3 .811 1.36 1.07 .940 1.87 1.86 28 9 24% 38% 3 AS
1976 CAL AL 29 P 39 39 21 284.1 55 14 34 7 1 .873 1.52 1.23 .950 1.87 1.88 44 23 34% 34% 6
1977 CAL AL 30 P 37 37 22 299.0 63 20 35 8 1 .873 1.66 1.49 .948 1.95 1.93 43 19 31% 39% 7 AS,CYA-3,MVP-24
1978 CAL AL 31 P 31 31 14 234.2 54 13 33 8 3 .852 1.76 1.48 .954 1.90 1.88 52 15 22% 38% 1
1979 CAL AL 32 P 34 34 17 222.2 41 8 29 4 1 .902 1.50 1.09 .949 1.92 1.89 20 11 35% 36% 6 AS
1980 HOU NL 33 P 35 35 4 233.2 45 13 27 5 0 .889 1.54 1.14 .952 1.91 1.91 24 12 33% 31% 3
1981 HOU NL 34 P 21 21 5 149.0 22 5 16 1 3 .955 1.27 1.00 .959 1.97 1.98 21 7 25% 33% 1 AS,CYA-4,MVP-16
1982 HOU NL 35 P 35 35 10 250.1 44 9 33 2 1 .955 1.51 1.20 .952 1.96 1.97 39 12 24% 32% 2
1983 HOU NL 36 P 29 29 5 196.1 34 4 28 2 0 .941 1.47 1.10 .952 1.92 1.91 21 8 28% 33% 2 CYA-9
1984 HOU NL 37 P 30 30 5 183.2 20 7 11 2 0 .900 0.88 0.60 .954 1.88 1.87 37 7 16% 31% 0
1985 HOU NL 38 P 35 35 4 232.0 28 6 20 2 0 .929 1.01 0.74 .953 1.92 1.92 31 12 28% 30% 1 AS
1986 HOU NL 39 P 30 30 1 178.0 29 10 17 2 2 .931 1.37 0.90 .955 1.94 1.94 26 9 26% 32% 0
1987 HOU NL 40 P 34 34 0 211.2 30 11 18 1 1 .967 1.23 0.85 .955 1.91 1.90 45 7 13% 29% 0 CYA-5
1988 HOU NL 41 P 33 33 4 220.0 30 8 18 4 0 .867 1.06 0.79 .955 1.96 1.96 46 8 15% 29% 1
1989 TEX AL 42 P 32 32 6 239.1 33 11 19 3 0 .909 1.13 0.94 .960 1.87 1.85 36 6 14% 31% 0 AS,CYA-5,MVP-23
1990 TEX AL 43 P 30 30 5 204.0 20 7 13 0 1 1.000 0.88 0.67 .953 1.78 1.76 25 9 26% 34% 0 MVP-25
1991 TEX AL 44 P 27 27 2 173.0 21 7 14 0 1 1.000 1.09 0.78 .956 1.80 1.80 24 8 25% 34% 2
1992 TEX AL 45 P 27 27 2 157.1 21 2 16 3 1 .857 1.03 0.67 .953 1.72 1.71 26 12 32% 34% 1
1993 TEX AL 46 P 13 13 0 66.1 8 1 4 3 0 .625 0.68 0.38 .952 1.79 1.78 13 4 24% 36% 0
27 Seasons P 807 773 222 5386.0 857 220 547 90 27 .895 1.28 0.95 .952 1.89 1.88 757 252 25% 34% 47
27 Seasons TOT 807 773 222 5386.0 857 220 547 90 27 .895 1.28 0.95 .952 1.89 1.88 757 252 25% 34% 47
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1966 NYM NL 19 P
1968 NYM NL 21 P
1969 NYM NL 22 P
1970 NYM NL 23 P
1971 NYM NL 24 P
1972 CAL AL 25 P
1973 CAL AL 26 P
1974 CAL AL 27 P
1975 CAL AL 28 P
1976 CAL AL 29 P
1977 CAL AL 30 P
1978 CAL AL 31 P
1979 CAL AL 32 P
1980 HOU NL 33 P
1981 HOU NL 34 P
1982 HOU NL 35 P
1983 HOU NL 36 P
1984 HOU NL 37 P
1985 HOU NL 38 P
1986 HOU NL 39 P
1987 HOU NL 40 P
1988 HOU NL 41 P
1989 TEX AL 42 P
1990 TEX AL 43 P
1991 TEX AL 44 P
1992 TEX AL 45 P
1993 TEX AL 46 P
27 Seasons P
27 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1966 NYM NL 19 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYM NL 21 21 18 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 NYM NL 22 25 10 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1970 NYM NL 23 27 19 27 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 NYM NL 24 30 26 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 CAL AL 25 39 39 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 CAL AL 26 41 39 1 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CAL AL 27 42 41 0 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 CAL AL 28 28 28 0 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CAL AL 29 39 39 0 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CAL AL 30 37 37 0 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 CAL AL 31 31 31 0 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CAL AL 32 34 34 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 HOU NL 33 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 HOU NL 34 21 21 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 HOU NL 35 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 HOU NL 36 29 29 29 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 HOU NL 37 30 30 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 HOU NL 38 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 HOU NL 39 30 30 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 HOU NL 40 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 HOU NL 41 33 33 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 TEX AL 42 32 32 0 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 TEX AL 43 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 TEX AL 44 27 27 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 TEX AL 45 27 27 0 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 TEX AL 46 13 13 0 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Seasons 807 773 427 807 807 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1966 NYM NL 19 17 53% 6% 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 NYM NL 21 559 67% 16% 8 88% 0 5 0 5 10 6 1 4 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1969 NYM NL 22 375 63% 20% 6 83% 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1970 NYM NL 23 570 65% 20% 13 77% 0 12 1 9 10 7 1 4 0 3 1 3 2 1 2 0 4 75%
1971 NYM NL 24 705 67% 20% 16 88% 0 5 0 3 13 11 2 3 0 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 50%
1972 CAL AL 25 1154 64% 19% 27 96% 0 8 0 5 27 21 3 6 0 0 6 0 2 2 2 0 8 100%
1973 CAL AL 26 1356 64% 19% 34 79% 0 11 1 8 31 19 4 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 100%
1974 CAL AL 27 1392 63% 19% 49 88% 0 12 1 7 45 36 0 6 0 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 10 90%
1975 CAL AL 28 863 69% 21% 20 80% 0 13 2 8 17 9 3 7 0 2 5 2 3 1 1 2 5 60%
1976 CAL AL 29 1195 64% 19% 36 86% 2 13 1 10 36 22 1 7 0 2 5 2 1 0 0 1 7 100%
1977 CAL AL 30 1272 64% 18% 38 87% 1 20 1 13 37 23 3 8 1 2 5 2 1 0 1 0 13 85%
1978 CAL AL 31 1008 68% 18% 37 86% 1 13 2 9 32 21 5 8 1 3 4 3 3 3 3 0 11 73%
1979 CAL AL 32 937 68% 20% 30 90% 0 8 1 6 31 19 3 4 0 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 9 100%
1980 HOU NL 33 982 75% 22% 29 86% 1 13 0 11 27 22 0 5 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1981 HOU NL 34 605 74% 26% 17 94% 0 6 0 5 16 11 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 3 0 4 100%
1982 HOU NL 35 1050 72% 24% 35 91% 0 9 0 8 33 29 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 6 100%
1983 HOU NL 36 804 69% 25% 27 96% 0 4 0 4 28 21 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1984 HOU NL 37 760 72% 23% 13 92% 0 6 1 4 12 10 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1985 HOU NL 38 983 75% 25% 20 90% 0 7 0 6 18 16 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 80%
1986 HOU NL 39 729 69% 22% 20 90% 0 9 0 9 18 16 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 3 67%
1987 HOU NL 40 873 66% 22% 17 94% 1 11 0 11 17 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 100%
1988 HOU NL 41 930 73% 28% 22 77% 1 9 1 8 17 15 0 4 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 9 67%
1989 TEX AL 42 988 65% 23% 21 86% 1 11 1 10 18 15 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 4 100%
1990 TEX AL 43 818 67% 23% 14 93% 0 7 2 3 13 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 100%
1991 TEX AL 44 682 65% 20% 12 100% 0 7 0 6 14 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 100%
1992 TEX AL 45 674 72% 22% 13 100% 1 2 1 0 15 11 0 3 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 100%
1993 TEX AL 46 290 77% 33% 8 63% 1 1 0 1 5 4 1 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0%
27 Seasons 22571 68% 21% 582 88% 10 223 16 170 545 405 37 90 2 28 60 34 28 10 20 8 130 88%
MLB Averages 81% 29% 91% 87%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1999 BBWAA (98.8%)
Selected to HOF in 1999 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (30, 1%)
1973 AL (17, 6%)
1974 AL (14, 7%)
1977 AL (24, 1%)
1981 NL (16, 7%)
1989 AL (23, 1%)
1990 AL (25, 0%)
0.23 Career Shares (705th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 AL (8, 2%)
1973 AL (2, 52%)
1974 AL (3, 23%)
1977 AL (3, 33%)
1981 NL (4, 23%)
1983 NL (9, 1%)
1987 NL (5, 10%)
1989 AL (5, 4%)
1.48 Career Shares (33rd)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1974 August AL Player of the Month
1976 September AL Player of the Month
1982 August NL Pitcher of the Month
1984 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1974 Aug 18th AL Player of the Week
1974 Sep 29th AL Player of the Week
1975 Apr 13th AL Player of the Week
1975 May 18th AL Player of the Week
1975 Jun 1st AL Player of the Week
1979 Apr 22nd AL Player of the Week
1981 Sep 27th NL Player of the Week
1983 May 1st NL Player of the Week
1984 May 27th NL Player of the Week
1990 Jun 17th AL Player of the Week
1990 Aug 5th AL Player of the Week
1991 May 5th AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as P s c a p y
Career  807 (44th)

Putouts as P s c a p y
Career  220 (77th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1968 NL  4 (5th)
1970 NL  4 (2nd)
1972 AL  6 (3rd)
1974 AL  6 (3rd)
1975 AL  7 (1st)
1976 AL  7 (1st)
1977 AL  8 (1st)
1978 AL  8 (1st)
1980 NL  5 (2nd)
Career  90 (26th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1990 AL  1.000 (1st)
1991 AL  1.000 (1st)

Salary s c a p y
1991 AL  $3,300,000 (9th)
1992 AL  $4,200,000 (9th)

Oldest s c a p y
1986 NL  born 1947-01-31 (6th)
1987 NL  born 1947-01-31 (4th)
1988 NL  born 1947-01-31 (3rd)
1989 AL  born 1947-01-31 (2nd)
1990 AL  born 1947-01-31 (1st)
1991 AL  born 1947-01-31 (1st)
1992 AL  born 1947-01-31 (1st)
1993 AL  born 1947-01-31 (1st)

Youngest s c a p y
1966 NL  born 1947-01-31 (2nd)

                           

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