1975 Topps Set Card 200/660 – #500 – Nolan Ryan, Angels
Player Name: Nolan Ryan
Team: California Angels
Image Style: Posed Pitching
Years In The Major Leagues: 27 seasons, 1966, 1968-93
Notes From His 1975 Season: Nolan Ryan appeared in 28 games for the California Angels. He started all of the games, and amassed a record of 14-12 with 10 complete games and 5 shutouts. In 198 innings of work, Ryan compiled an ERA of 3.45 as he allowed 152 hits and 90 runs in that span. Ryan struck out 186 batters in 1975, averaging 8.5 per 9 innings pitched. Ryan was selected to the AL All-Star team in 1975.
Notes From Career: Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is one of the most accomplished pitchers in major league history. He has a career record of 324-292 with 222 complete games and 61 shutouts to his credit. In 5,386 innings of work, Ryan struck out 5,714 batters (MLB high) while walking 2,795 (MLB high). He has a career strikeout per nine innings pitched ratio of 9.5:9 and also a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.4:1. Ryan was selected as an All-Star 8 times, and finished in the Top 10 for the Cy Young Award 8 times. He became a World Series champion in 1969 while with the Mets and was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999 capturing 98.8% of the votes cast.