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

Filthy Casual Purple Snapback

George Brett - Kansas City Royals

Nolan Ryan and Ivan Rodriguez

Nolan Ryan - California Angels

Bo Jackson

Nolan Ryan, pitcher for the Texas Rangers, poses with the game ball from his sixth career no-hitter. That's a lot of no-nos.

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

One of the best players ever. #21 Roberto Clemente..Killed in a plane crash on his way to donate time and money to his hurricane ravaged Dominican Republic.

Satchel Paige, KC Monarchs

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

For the Royals who beat the Yankees twice this week & my favorite Sporting KC in 2nd place!!! Go World Cup again!!!

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.