Saturday, February 24, 2024

Musical Cards: Nolan Ryan

     Well, I'm working on a really long three-part post, so I'll break my own rule and publish now to buy myself some time. Looks like I'll fail the post schedule multiple times this coming week, and I should probably just kill the idea of post schedule. Anyway, here you go:

Ain't he a hero to us all? Probably not to the teams that had to face him that day. But it is pretty cool to find this card of him hitting a home run. 

    Player Fact: Nolan Ryan used to put his hands in pickle brine to help with blisters. Jerry Koosman used pickle brine also. Ryan was nicknamed Pickle Brine Ryan for his use of it with the Mets.


  1. Another cool player fact is that Ryan hit his first career home run in the first game he pitched for the Houston Astros against a fellow future HOFer (Don Sutton). It gave the Astros a 4-3 lead over the Dodgers, but LA would eventually come back and beat them in 17 innings. Ryan led all players in RBI's in the game with 3.

  2. Don't worry too much about keeping to a set schedule. That'll make blogging a lot less fun, and has caused more than a few bloggers to hang up their keyboards early over the years.