Nolan Ryan Net Worth

Nolan Ryan Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Nolan Ryan net worth is
$60 Million

Nolan Ryan Wiki Biography

Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. was born on the 31st January 1947 in Refugio, Texas USA, and is best known as a former professional baseball player, who is considered as the best ever pitcher in the MLB, with a record of 5,714 strikeouts. He played for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers, and his career was active from 1966 to 1993. He is known as the CEO of the Texas Ranges as well. Currently, he works as an executive advisor to the owner of the Houston Astor.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Nolan Ryan? Sources estimate that Nolan Ryan’s net worth is $60 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his career as a professional baseball player. Additional to this, when he retired, he started working as a special assistant for the Houston Astros, which has also added to his net worth.

Nolan Ryan Net Worth $60 Million

Nolan Ryan is the youngest child of Lynn Nolan Ryan, Sr., and Martha Lee Hancock Ryan. He was raised with five siblings. When he was a kid, he enjoyed throwing objects at any kind of target, which was spotted by his father who encouraged him to start playing baseball. At the age of nine, Ryan began playing baseball for Alvin Little League Baseball team, where he played in different positions besides pitcher. In the next few years, while he attended Alvin High School, he played for the team of Coach Jim Watson, where he started to show his baseball skills holding a strikeout record for a single game. In 1963, Red Murff – a baseball scout of New York Mets – noticed him for the first time and he was entranced. Thus, Ryan’s professional baseball career began as early as 1965, when he was finally selected by the New York Mets as a pick from the 12th round of the 1965 MLB Draft. However, he didn’t manage to enter the roster, and was sent to the Marion Mets of the Appalachian League. Thanks to good games, he rejoined the New York Mets the next year.

He stayed with Mets until 1971, and won his only World Champion series in 1969. In 1972 he was traded to the California Angels, where he stayed until 1979. During his tenure at the Angels, he managed to feature in five All-Star selections, in 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, and 1979. His contract ended after the 1979 season, and he became a free agent, but soon signed a contract with the Houston Astros, which increased his net worth by a large margin, and he stayed with the team until 1989. He continued with excellent performances, and earned three more All-Star appearances in 1981, 1985, and 1989. In 1989, Nolan left the Astros after a contract dispute, and signed with Texas Rangers, staying with the team until his retirement in 1993.

To speak of his accomplishments, Ryan was named Strikeout Leader 11 times in his career, and was twice named as NL ERA Leader. He holds the record of 5,714 career strikeouts and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Ryan was also elected into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in, and Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. One of his highest honors is throwing the fastest baseball pitch in the world, with record of 100.9 miles per hour.

After retirement, Ryan became the owner of two minor baseball league clubs, Corpus Christi Hooks, and Round Rock Express. For a short time, Ryan was president of the Texas Rangers, and in 2010 bought the Rangers with Chuck Greenberg, becoming CEO of the team. The future success of the team increased Ryan’s net worth, but his net worth gained a boost again when he was hired as special assistant to the owner of the Houston Astros, Jim Crane.

Regarding his personal life, Nolan Ryan has been married to Ruth Holdorff, his sweetheart from high school, since 1967. The couple has three children, and the Ryan’s residence is currently in Georgetown, Austin. He is also active in politics.

Full NameNolan Ryan
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 31, 1947
Place Of BirthRefugio, Texas, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight195 lbs (88.5 kg)
ProfessionBaseball player
EducationAlvin High School, Alvin Community College
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseRuth Holdorff (m. 1967)
ChildrenReid Ryan, Reese Ryan, Wendy Ryan
ParentsMartha Lee Hancock Ryan, Lynn Nolan Ryan, Sr.
SiblingsRobert Ryan, Lynda Ryan, Jean Ryan, Mary Lou Ryan, Judy Ryan
NicknamesThe Ryan Express
1His overpowering fastball, nicknamed Ryan's Express
1[February 6] Named president of the Texas Rangers. [February 2008]
2Inducted into the ESPN Dallas Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Emmitt Smith, Tom Landry, Troy Aikman, and Roger Staubach.
3Texas Rangers All-Time WHIP Leader (1.126).
4His record breaking, 5th no-hitter, was against the previous record holder, Sandy Koufax's team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan's 5th no-hitter is his also only no-hitter for an National League team, Houston Astros. His six other no-hitters were as a member of Americal League baseball teams. First four were as a California Angel & 6th and 7th no-hitters were a Texas Ranger.
5About his seven no-hitters, the first four were as a California Angel. Record breaking fifth was as a Houston Astro. Sixth and seventh were as a Texas Ranger. The 7 games' dates and opposing teams and final scores were; 1st: Thursday, May 15th, 1971: California Angels at Kansas City Royals. Final, California Angels 3 & Kansas City Royals 0. 2nd: Tuesday, July 15th, 1973: California Angels at Detroit Tigers. Final, California Angels 6 & Detroit Tigers 0. 3rd: Saturday, September 28th, 1974, Minnesota Twins at California Angels. Final, California Angels 4 & Minnesota Twins 0. 4th: Sunday, June 1st, 1975, Baltimore Orioles at California Angels. Final, California Angels 1 & Baltimore Orioles 0. 5th: Saturday, September 26th, 1981, Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros. Final, Houston Astros 5 & Los Angeles Dodgers 0. 6th: Monday, June 11th, 1990 - Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics. Final, Texas Rangers 5 & Oakland Athletics 0. 7th: Thursday, May 1st, 1991, Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers. Final, Texas Rangers 3 & Toronto Blue Jays 0. All seven no-hitters were shut-outs, also. The record-breaking 5th no-hitter occurred during a National League baseball game, while the other six, first four & last two were in American League baseball games.
6Played during the administrations of Lyndon Johnson, 1966, 68-69, Richard Nixon, 1969-1974, Gerald Ford, 1974-1977, Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981, Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989, George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993, and Bill Clinton, 1993 - seven U.S. Presidents total - equaling a mark that had been set by Jim Kaat.
7As a boy, he had a paper route delivering The Houston Post.
8Birthplace of Refugio ("Refuge" in Spanish), Texas, interestingly enough, is widely pronounced "Re-fury-o" in Texas, despite the correct pronunciation being "Re-foo-hee-o".
9Some critics consider Ryan to be a .500 pitcher (his career won-lost record is 324-292 for a .526 winning percentage). However, his career ERA was only 3.19. Ryan also spent much of his career playing for teams that were very mediocre, so his high number of losses stems more from lack of run support. In the 1987 season, Ryan led baseball with a 2.76 ERA and 270 strikeouts, but a lack of run support resulted in Ryan having a record of 8-16. The Astros that year had a team batting average of .253 and finished third in the National League Western Division with a 76-86 record. The team scored rarely, while allowing 678 runs.
10Celebrated his return to the National League by hitting his first major-league home run in his first start with the Astros on Saturday, April 12, 1980, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The homer was in the eighth inning and gave the Astros a 5-4 lead. The Dodgers won that game in extra innings.
11Struck out 383 batters in 1973, still a major-league record for a single season. The previous record was 382, set by Los Angeles Dodger pitcher, Sandy Koufax, in the 1965 season.
12Set a Met record with 15 strikeouts in one game on Saturday, April 18, 1970, only to see teammate, Tom Seaver break it four days later, on Wednesday, April 22, 1970 when he struck out 19.
13Was credited with the win in Game 3 of the 1969 League Championship Series, clinching the pennant for the Mets, when he came on in relief of Gary Gentry in the third inning. Relieved Gentry once again in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series and preserved a 5-0 Met victory, striking out Paul Blair with the bases loaded for the last out.
14Recorded his first career strikeout on Sunday, September 11, 1966 when he fanned Pat Jarvis of the Braves. Gave up his first home run to Joe Torre. Torre later became a baseball team manager, after his playing career.
15Traded by the Mets along with pitcher Don Rose, outfielder Leroy Stanton and catcher Francisco Estrada to the California Angels on Friday, December 10, 1971 for infielder Jim Fregosi in what is generally regarded as the worst and most disastrous trade in Major League Baseball history, especially to the Mets' team.
16Was clocked in 1974 at throwing a fastball at 100.8 mph. First major league pitcher ever to be clocked at over 100 mph.
17Was still throwing fastballs in the upper nineties well into his forties.
18On Thursday, May 1, 1991, at 44 years old, he became the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter when he beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0. This was his major-league record 7th and final no-hitter.
19Although he has Major League Baseball record of 5,714 strikeouts in his career, arguably his most famous "punch-out" was one that did not appear in the box score. On August 4, 1993, during a Chicago White Sox versus Texas Rangers baseball game, Robin Ventura, who was 26 at the time, decided to charge the mound and try to attack Ryan, who was 46, after being hit by a pitch. Ryan, a rancher, saw Ventura, as he quickly charged to the mound, was prepared for him coming, grabbed Ventura, putting his head into a headlock and punched him several times in the head, as he defended himself. Umpires ejected Ventura and Chicago White Sox manager, Gene Lamont from the game. Ryan was not ejected, he was not fined either.
20Member of 1969 New York Mets World Series Championship team
21Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout king with 5,714.
22Threw a Major League record seven no-hitters, one shy of doubling previous record holder, Sandy Koufax, he had four no-hitters.
23Pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers
24Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, 1999


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