L E’s Stories – A Year To Remember: “BIG TEX Notches His 6th No Hitter + Wins His 300th Game In His 24th Season”

When Rangers Manager Bobby Valentine was asked when Nolan Ryan became Babe Ruth…..he responded with “Sometime after his 6th no-hitter….and before his 300thwin.” ….as Texas Rangers Pitcher Nolan Ryan won his 300th game at age 43 on June 30, 1990 against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee…for.it was his 24th season in The Bigs.  It was the bottom…

L E’s Stories – “7th HEAVEN” – The Ryan Express Breaks His Own MLB Record for the 2nd Time

The following quote by Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan….after he completed his 7th no hitter at age 44 on May 1, 1991….with a 3 – 0 Texas Rangers victory against the Toronto Blue Jays…..while saying “I’m sure people find this hard to believe….but I’m not really numbers oriented.”…..which pretty much puts in a nutshell the “core…

L E’s Stories – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…

L E’s Stories – I’m A Long Tall Texan…..I Ride A Big White Hoss – The Legend Of Nolan Ryan

Man, if there ever was a title that fit a hero….it’s this one in regards to Nolan Ryan…..for he was all of those things and more…..with a baseball Hall of Fame statement that started with the New York Mets on September 11, 1966…..when a 19 year old from Alvin, Texas named Nolan Ryan toed the…

L E’s Stories – Bigger Than Life And As Big As Texas – The Story Of Big Tex The Ryan Express Nolan Ryan

Being a part of baseball history while sharing it with your Dad that taught you the game along with your two brothers with whom you had played thousands of baseball and “whiffle ball” games…..it just doesn’t get any better than that….especially for a future Sportsphile…..cuz that is what our story is about today….a truly Heavenly Event for Bone…

MLB – 1986 – NLCS Mets Vs Astros Game 2 PreGame Show – With Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver

Game 2 saw the Mets knot the series at one game apiece as New York scored two runs in the fourth inning….and then got three more in the fifth against Astros’ starter Nolan Ryan en route to a 5 – 1 victory. Lefty Bob Ojeda went the distance on a ten-hitter for the Mets….who were aided by an RBI double…

MLB – 1986 – NLCS Game 5 Astros Vs Mets PreGame Show – With Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver

This ABC Sports pregame show for Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros took place a day after it was originally scheduled on October 13, 1986 due to rain delay.  The 1986 NLCS was carried live on ABC Sports with Keith Jackson and Tim McCarver…

MLB – 1969 – Highlights – The Amazing Mets Run To The World Series Title – With P Tom Seaver

The 1969 New York Mets season was the team’s eighth as a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise….which culminated when they won the World Series over the Baltimore Orioles….as they played their home games at Shea Stadium….and were managed by Gil Hodges. The team is often referred to as the “Amazin’ Mets” ….which was a nickname coined by Casey Stengel….who managed the team from their inaugural season to 1965…..or…

MLB – 1969 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – World Series Game 3 – Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Mets

Game 3 of the 1969 MLB World Series between the Baltimore Orioles verses the New York Mets was played at 1 pm on Tuesday, October 14 at Shea Stadium, the Queens NYC.  OF Tommy Agee led off the game for the Mets with a home run off of Jim Palmer….then saved at least five runs with…