Nolan Ryan became the all-time strikeout leader on this date in 1983
Whose record did he break? Walter Johnson had 3,508 strikeouts in 20 years with the Washington Senators 1907-1927. Nolan finished his 27-year career with 5,714 strikeouts. That record is very likely to stand for a very long time.
Hiroki Kuroda vs. Yu Darvish
Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez couldn’t sign with a team this year. MLB Insider has early reports he will retire. We’ll miss you, Pudge!
in Yankees vs. Texas; battle of the Japanese pitchers. Go Yu! Go Texas!
I wish you would be the third catcher for the Texas Rangers this year, but maybe there wasn’t even room for that. You’re one of my favorite Rangers, congrats on such an awesome career!
The Red Wings lose, but Texas leads Seattle 3-0 off a Mike Young RBI and back-to-back home runs by Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus. So not all is right in my sports world, but it could be worse I guess.
Old Time Family Baseball: Don't Trust Neftali Feliz
No, Feliz is just a damn good baseball player; a great pitcher who wants to pitch. That’s the beginning and the end of what he was talking about.
(Image via Keith Allison)
Every time a young prospect break into the big leagues as a late inning reliever, a cold sweat runs down my back. While the team may claim to only be easing the pitcher into the big leagues, if successful it makes it massively more difficult to sell…
In Arizona for Rangers @ Angels. Go Texas!
Instead of Wilson vs. Darvish, we are getting prospects going at it. Hamburger vs. Bell. Damn.