He also wore 30 for several years, but he started out in 1966 wearing number 34 for the New York Mets (yes, remember, he played for them and won a World Series with them), and wore 34 from 1980 through 1993 with the Astros and Rangers. That qualifies Nolan Ryan to be the best MLB athlete to ever wear the jersey number 34.
Okay, you know that Nolan Ryan is one of the best pitchers to ever take to the hill. But....just in case you forgot, here are some his stats that back it up.
- 7 career no-hitters
- 5,714 career strikeouts (currently number 1 all-time)
- 324 career wins
- 3.19 career ERA
- 341 strikeouts in 1977
Did you know.....that Nolan Ryan was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999 (along with Orlando Cepeda)?