1985 HEADLINE: Nolan Ryan First to 4,000 Strikeouts!!
On this day in 1985, Nolan Ryan collected his 4,000th career strikeout – a first in baseball history.
At home and in front of a crowd that was just a shade over 20,000, Ryan made baseball history again. In the top of the 6th inning, he struck out Danny Heep of the Mets giving him the 4,000th strikeout of his big league career.
His line for the day – 7 innings pitched, 7 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and 11 strikeouts!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Ryan!!!