Friday, March 14, 2008

#250 Nolan Ryan

Why this card is awesome: Because I love the fact that despite all those many stat lines already on the card, he was led the league in ERA and would add 6 more years to his stat line after this.

Cool stat: While Ryan is overrated in some ways (he didn't have a very good W/L record despite pitching for decent teams throughout his career, and his neutralized stats actually give him fewer wins, though with a higher winning percentage) we can't forget that he could be enormously dominant. Check out the career leaders for CGs with 2 or fewer hits. He had 37, more than the next two guys on the list combined.

Hall of Fame count: 21