Saturday, June 6, 2009

Nolan Ryan's Hope

Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame pitcher and current team president for the Texas Rangers, has another accomplishment which he doesn't often talk about. Oh, sure, he's the career leader in no-hitters (7) and strikeouts (5,714), but he's also somewhat of a soap star. Back in 1975 he got himself a guest spot on the daytime soap Ryan's Hope (can you guess what the connection might be?) playing opposite Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. It's a hilarious scene if you know anything about Nolan Ryan whatsoever. Ryan was the very definition of a rube back then, which makes this scene oddly endearing. He's so damn polite.


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