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Nolan Ryan - Chronology

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1947 Born in Refugio, Texas
1947 Moves with his family to Alvin, Texas, forever after his home town
1954 Receives his first baseball glove
1965 Graduates from high school, signs with the New York Mets organization
1966 Plays for Mets' minor league team in Marion, Virginia
1967 Marries Ruth Holdorff
1968 Becomes a pitcher with the Mets' major league team
1969 Plays with the Mets in the 1969 World Series—the only World Series of his career
1971 Is traded to the California Angels
1973 Pitches his first two no-hitters
1979 Leaves the Angels for the Houston Astros
1988 Leaves the Astros for the Texas Rangers
1989 Strikes out his 5,000th player
1993 Retires from playing baseball
1997 Buys minor league baseball team with son Reid and other investors
1999 Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame
1999 Elected to the All-Century Team

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