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Nolan Ryan Hospitalized for Heart Condition

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Texas Rangers President and CEO Nolan Ryan was hospitalized over the weekend after feeling some discomfort in the heart area while at his Georgetown, Texas home. A precautionary test at a Houston, Texas hospital came out negative.

The former major league pitcher, who played for the Rangers, Angels, Astros and his original team, the New York Mets, had an astoundingly long and enduring career which lasted from 1966 to 1993. He racked up 324 career wins and finished with seven career no-hitters and 5,714 strikeouts; the last two statistics are number one all-time in major league baseball. He was inducted the MLB’s Hall of Fame in 1999.

In 2000, Ryan had double-bypass surgery on his heart and was also diagnosed with another “undisclosed” condition in that time, according to ESPNDallas.com. Since then, the Hall of Famer has remained active in baseball and became President of the Rangers in 2008 and its CEO this past March. Last November, his club made its first ever trip to the World Series, but lost to eventual champions, the San Francisco Giants, in five games.

The AP reported today that the 64-year-old is “resting comfortably,” feeling better now and will be released from the hospital in a few days.

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Copy editor/content writer for Penn Multimedia; print/web journalist/freelancer, formerly for Boston Examiner, EMSI, Demand Media, Brookline TAB, Suite 101 and Helium.com; co-head sports editor & asst. music editor at Blogcritics Magazine; Media Nation independent newspaper staff writer, printed/published by the Boston Globe at 2004 DNC (Boston, MA); Featured in Guitar World May 2014. See me on twitter.com/chucko33, myspace.com/charlied, & Facebook.
  • Wow, Charlie, I always picture him as the young guy who was a bit of a joker with the Mets. I hope he gets well very soon.

    I am sure that thing with the fan falling out of the stands didn’t help his health.