Nolan Ryan is a former pitcher of MLB (Major League Baseball) who was previously the CEO of Texas Rangers. He is the executive advisor of Houston Astros’ owner. He has won several titles during his career as a professional baseball player. Ryan was active as a pitcher from 1966 to 1993. He has played for many teams, Texas Rangers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, and California Angels. Here is a quick summary pf Nolan Ryan’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Nolan Ryan Early Life
Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. Lee Hancock and Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr. He was born on 31 January 1947, in Refugio, Texas. He spent his childhood in Alvin, Brazoria County.
He completed his schooling at Alvin High School and used to play baseball for his school. He has been nicknamed as “The Ryan Express”.
Nolan Ryan got married to Ruth Holdorff in 1967. The couple is the parents of Reese, Wendy, and Reid. He currently resides in Georgetown, Austin. He supports the Republican Party. He has played for a total of 27 seasons in his career and has made several records.
In 2014, Ryan became a special assistant to Jim Crane, who is the owner of Houston Astros.
Nolan Ryan Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing his high school, Nolan Ryan entered the 1965 MLB draft, where he was selected by the New York Mets. He was assigned to the Appalachian League for Marion Mets. Due to illness, he missed the 1967 season.
In the 1968 season, Ryan was more of a sports starter and reliever. In 1969, he was a part of the winning team of the World Series. He was later traded to the California Angels for Jim Fregosi. With the Angles, he was given an opportunity to pitch.
He struck out 3 batters on 9 pitches against the Boston Red Sox in 1972. The following year, he made a struck out of 383 batters. In the same year, he also threw two no-hitters. In 1974, he pitched at 100.8 miles/hour.
Ryan remained with the California Angels till 1979. During this time, he also led the American League. Following the 1979 season, he became a free agent. In 1980, he joined the Houston Astros. His fifth no-hitter came in 1981 and that same year he won the title of National League ERA.
He was with the Astros till 1988. From 1989 to 1993, Ryan played for the Texas Rangers. He completed his career by playing in 27 seasons of Major League Baseball. In his career, he has thrown a total of seven no-hitters.
Awards & Achievements
In 1999, Nolan Ryan was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He has also been elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. In his honor, a highway has been named as “Nolan Ryan Expressway” in Texas. He is the winner of the 1969 World Series champion. He has been inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, Angels Hall of Fame, and ESPN Dallas Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Nolan Ryan
The estimated net worth of Nolan Ryan is more than $70 million. He owes this fortune by playing for several teams in his career. Additionally, he owns the minor league teams Round Rock Express and Corpus Christi Hooks. He has co-penned six books and was the majority owner of Express Bank. Ryan also owned a restaurant in Texas. For six years he was on the on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. He was also Advil’s spokesman for many years. He also appeared in TV commercials and was the president of Texas Rangers.
Nolan Ryan is one of the most successful baseball pitchers in the world. After retiring from baseball, he has been involved in several endeavors and was the CEO of Texas Rangers. He is an influential person who has been bestowed with many honors.