Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nolan Ryan Wins His 300th Game July 31, 1990

On this day in Baseball History July 31, 1990: Nolan Ryan earned the 300th win of his career as the Rangers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 in front of 51,533 supporting fans at Milwaukee County Stadium. Ryan pitched 7.2 innings, striking out 8, walking 2 and giving up 6 hits. He was pulled after 146 pitches. Amazing. This made Ryan just the 20th player in history to reach the 300th win plateau.

Here is the list of the other 19 300-game winners at the time Ryan joined the club (in the order in which they reached the plateau):
  1. 1888 Pud Calvin
  2. 1890 Tim Keefe
  3. 1890 Mickey Welch
  4. 1891 Charles Radbourne
  5. 1892 John Clarkson
  6. 1900 Kid Nichols
  7. 1901 Cy Young
  8. 1912 Christy Mathewson
  9. 1915 Ed Plank
  10. 1920 Walter Johnson
  11. 1924 Grover Alexander
  12. 1941 Lefty Grove
  13. 1961 Warren Spahn
  14. 1963 Early Wynne
  15. 1982 Gaylord Perry
  16. 1983 Steve Carlton
  17. 1985 Tom Seaver
  18. 1985 Phil Niekro
  19. 1986 Don Sutton

Here is some footage of Ryan winning his 300th game:



On a side note, does anyone out there remember The National Sports Daily aka The National? I remember the fanfare when Editor-in-Chief Frank Deford started publishing this sports newspaper. It just didn't last.


Until Then Keep Playing Ball,
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For Further Reading:
- Click here for the box score for Nolan Ryan's 300th win against the Milwaukee Brewers July 31, 1990 from Baseball Reference.com