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Executive Adviser to the Owner of the Houston Astros & Former CEO of the Texas Rangers; National Baseball Hall of Famer

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Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr., nicknamed The Ryan Express, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.

Over a record 27-year career, Ryan pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

With the Houston Astros, he pitched his 3,509th career strikeout, becoming the first pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's 1927 record. Ryan holds the world record for pitching the fastest baseball, recorded at 100.9 miles per hour.

In 1965, The New York Mets drafted Ryan in the eighth round. He began pitching in Marion, Virginia, in the Appalachian Rookie League. In 1966, he was called up to play two games with the Mets, and was the second-youngest player in the league. That year, he was also drafted by the military, and he completed his six-month Army Reserve obligation in 1967. He missed much of that season due to an elbow injury, pitching only seven innings for the Mets' minor league affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns.

Ryan pitched his first full season with the Mets in 1968, and led the Mets to a win against the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series—Ryan's only World Series appearance. The game was one of the greatest upsets in baseball history, as the Orioles had been projected to win. During that time, the nickname "the Ryan Express" was created by New York media, referencing the movie "Von Ryan's Express."

On December 10, 1971, Ryan was traded to the California Angels. As the team's starting pitcher, he led the American League with 320 strikeouts and nine shutouts. By 1973, he had pitched two no-hitters and set a new major league record for 383 strikeouts, beating Sandy Koufax's record by one.

In 1979, Ryan signed a contract with the Houston Astros for a record $1 million. With the Astros, he pitched his 3,509th career strikeout, becoming the first pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's 1927 record. In 1989, he joined the Texas Rangers as a free agent, and in 1991, pitched his seventh and last no-hitter.

Ryan retired at age 46, with 5,714 strikeouts. He is the only player in Major League Baseball to have his uniform retired by three different teams, the Angels, the Astros and the Rangers. One of his highest honors is holding the world record for throwing the fastest baseball, which was recorded at 100.9 miles per hour. In 1999, Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

For most of Nolan Ryan's extraordinary career, the fireballing Texan defined the term "power pitcher." Ryan holds numerous major league pitching records, including most strikeouts (5,714), most no-hitters (7), most games with 15 or more strikeouts (26), and most strikeouts in a single season (383). The "Ryan Express" never showed signs of slowing down and became the only pitcher to strike out 16 or more batters after the age of 40, accomplishing the feat three times. Ryan was the first American League pitcher to strike out nineteen men in a nine-inning game (August 12, 1974). Ryan's 27 major league seasons are the most played by anyone in baseball history. Over his illustrious career, the flame-thrower struck out an average of 9.55 batters per nine innings pitched, while allowing opposing batters a meager .204 batting mark.

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Nolan Ryan

Executive Adviser to the Owner of the Houston Astros & Former CEO of the Texas Rangers; National Baseball Hall of Famer

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Nolan Ryan Biography

Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr., nicknamed The Ryan Express, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros.

Over a record 27-year career, Ryan pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.

With the Houston Astros, he pitched his 3,509th career strikeout, becoming the first pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's 1927 record. Ryan holds the world record for pitching the fastest baseball, recorded at 100.9 miles per hour.

In 1965, The New York Mets drafted Ryan in the eighth round. He began pitching in Marion, Virginia, in the Appalachian Rookie League. In 1966, he was called up to play two games with the Mets, and was the second-youngest player in the league. That year, he was also drafted by the military, and he completed his six-month Army Reserve obligation in 1967. He missed much of that season due to an elbow injury, pitching only seven innings for the Mets' minor league affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns.

Ryan pitched his first full season with the Mets in 1968, and led the Mets to a win against the Baltimore Orioles in the 1969 World Series—Ryan's only World Series appearance. The game was one of the greatest upsets in baseball history, as the Orioles had been projected to win. During that time, the nickname "the Ryan Express" was created by New York media, referencing the movie "Von Ryan's Express."

On December 10, 1971, Ryan was traded to the California Angels. As the team's starting pitcher, he led the American League with 320 strikeouts and nine shutouts. By 1973, he had pitched two no-hitters and set a new major league record for 383 strikeouts, beating Sandy Koufax's record by one.

In 1979, Ryan signed a contract with the Houston Astros for a record $1 million. With the Astros, he pitched his 3,509th career strikeout, becoming the first pitcher to surpass Walter Johnson's 1927 record. In 1989, he joined the Texas Rangers as a free agent, and in 1991, pitched his seventh and last no-hitter.

Ryan retired at age 46, with 5,714 strikeouts. He is the only player in Major League Baseball to have his uniform retired by three different teams, the Angels, the Astros and the Rangers. One of his highest honors is holding the world record for throwing the fastest baseball, which was recorded at 100.9 miles per hour. In 1999, Ryan was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

For most of Nolan Ryan's extraordinary career, the fireballing Texan defined the term "power pitcher." Ryan holds numerous major league pitching records, including most strikeouts (5,714), most no-hitters (7), most games with 15 or more strikeouts (26), and most strikeouts in a single season (383). The "Ryan Express" never showed signs of slowing down and became the only pitcher to strike out 16 or more batters after the age of 40, accomplishing the feat three times. Ryan was the first American League pitcher to strike out nineteen men in a nine-inning game (August 12, 1974). Ryan's 27 major league seasons are the most played by anyone in baseball history. Over his illustrious career, the flame-thrower struck out an average of 9.55 batters per nine innings pitched, while allowing opposing batters a meager .204 batting mark.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nolan Ryan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Nolan Ryan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nolan Ryan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nolan Ryan?

    Booking fees for Nolan Ryan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nolan Ryan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nolan Ryan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nolan Ryan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nolan Ryan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nolan Ryan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nolan Ryan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nolan Ryan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nolan Ryan for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Nolan Ryan generally travels from TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre, Jim Palmer, Reggie Jackson and Wayne Gretzky. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nolan Ryan for an upcoming event.

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