Tag Archives: Nolan Ryan

Great Stadiums (10): Big Beautiful Shea Stadium

I (Evander) went wild first visiting the then-new home of the New York Mets (short for Metropolitans), something like 55 years ago. It was McLuhan-cool. It had escalators. It had parking. It had exterior-aluminum ’60s-colored Go-Go panels suspended by cables … Continue reading

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Franchising: the Glamour

Time was when baseball owners had color and character: Ted Turner of the Atlanta Braves and his then-wife Jane Fonda, and of course George Steinbrenner had plenty of both. But that was then and this is now, and aside from … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Recap, Part 2

The Players Tom Seaver’s June 15, 1977, exile to Cincinnati represented the apex (or nadir) of the dismantling of the great and beloved Mets teams of 1969 and 1973. Cleon Jones, Tommie Agee, Ron Swoboda, Nolan Ryan, Rusty Staub, and … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Recap, Part 1

Former Baseball Hall of Fame librarian and researcher Russell Wolinsky is our guest blogger for a special three-part series on “The Dark Years: The Demise of the New York Mets—June 15, 1977, to June 15, 1983.” Please welcome Russell, and … Continue reading

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Johan Santana Throws First No-hitter for Mets in Their 8,020th Game

Congratulations from the Right Off the Bat project to Johan Santana, the first Mets pitcher to twirl a no-hitter. Philip Gregory Humber and David Cone had pitched perfect games for other teams. Former Mets stars Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, and … Continue reading

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Me and Yu and a Dog Named Boo

Turns out Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish will probably be signing with Nolan Ryan and his Rangers. Earlier reports of the Toronto Blue Jays winning rights to and even signing Yu were, in the words of Mark Twain, greatly exaggerated. … Continue reading

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Yankees and Tigers Take a Day Off

The New York City weather forecast is positive for tomorrow night as the Yankees and Tigers square off, winner-take-all….At this writing, congratulations go to Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers for once again crushing the Tampa Bay Rays. The wily … Continue reading

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