This is photographic evidence that Nolan Ryan was a badass. How can you not love this dude?
Here are three young guys on the Miracle Mets of 1969, Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Nolan Ryan.
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Here is Nolan at spring training in 1973 with the California Angels. This was the year he would break the single season strikeout record, fanning 383 unfortunate and helpless American League hitters.
Here he is warming up in the Astrodome for a game against the San Francisco Giants.
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His last team was the Texas Rangers and below is a photo of him on the mound about to deliver a blazing fastball.
Below is the famous Robin Ventura charging the mound, getting headlocked and pounded by Nolan Ryan, 20 years older than him. This was in August of 1993, the year Ryan would retire.