John Budd Ryan
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9½", Weight 172 lb.
- Debut April 11, 1912
- Final Game October 5, 1913
- Born October 6, 1885 in Plainville, KS USA
- Died July 9, 1956 in Sacramento, CA USA
Buddy Ryan played two years in the majors and led the 1911 Pacific Coast League with a .333 batting average and 23 home runs. He appeared for 15 seasons in the Pacific Coast League and also managed there for many years.
Ryan and Joe Jackson were both outfielders with the Cleveland Naps in 1912 and 1913. In 1912, Ryan is listed as a regular outfielder, playing mostly left and right field, while Jackson played mostly right field with some center field. In 1913, Ryan was mostly in center field while Jackson played 148 games in right field.
Of the major leaguers remembered by the first name "Buddy", Buddy Ryan broke in first. His middle name was Budd, so there was a reason for him to get the nickname Buddy. Of the other major leaguers remembered with the name Buddy, none of them had a birth first or middle name of Buddy or Budd, except for Buddy Schultz, whose middle name was also Budd.