Lynn Nolan Ryan
Born: January 31, 1947, Refugio, Texas
New York Mets (1966, 1968-1971), California Angels (1972-1979), Houston Astros (1980-1988), Texas Rangers (1989-1993)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1999
This Day in Baseball History
On May 23, 1978, Oakland A’s manager Bobby Winkles quits his position, despite the team’s first-place standing in the American League West. Former Kansas City Royals manager Jack McKeon will take over the reigns. The A’s will end up last in the division.