Today in 1973, California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0.

Nolan Ryan, Baseball, California Angels

Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan - Texas Tough

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George Brett

Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan - California Angels

Nolan Ryan after a new state-of-the-art timing device in 1974 clocked his fastball at 100.9mph: how stuff works

George Brett - Kansas City Royals

Bo Jackson

Nolan Ryan, pitcher for the Texas Rangers, poses with the game ball from his sixth career no-hitter

1974 Topps Rookie Stars: George Brett, Rick Burleson, Greg Gross, Jim Sundberg, Kansas City Royals, Boston red Sox, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Baseball Cards That Never Were.

Nolan Ryan executed four no-hitters in the span of three seasons.

Nolan Ryan - Texas Rangers

Ken Griffey Sr. & Ken Griffey Jr., 1990.

Satchel Paige, KC Monarchs

George Brett hit for the cycle in 1979 and did it again a record 11 years later in 1990.

Nolan Ryan - Arguably the greatest pitcher to ever live. His career strikeout total of 5, 714 will never be beat. To put it in perspective Justin Verlander lead the major leagues last year with 250 strikeouts. In order to beat Ryan's record he wold have to do that for 22 years. Ryan also holds the record for no hitters. He threw 7 no hitters. Another record that will never be beat.

Atlanta Braves

Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals