Friday, June 29, 2012

1977 Topps Baseball #234 - 1976 Record Breaker Nolan Ryan

  • Nolan Ryan extended this record to six seasons of 300 or more strikeouts. He struck out 341 batters in 1977 and 301 batters in 1989 at the age of 42.
  • Randy Johnson tied this record in 2002. Johnson struck out 300 or more batters four times with the NL Arizona Diamondbacks, once for the Seattle Mariners, and another time for Seattle and the Houston Astros. Ryan accomplished the feat five times for the California Angels and once for the Texas Rangers (all in the AL).

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