Alvin in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The “Ryan Express”
After graduation, he was drafted by the New York Mets. In 1969, Ryan was part of the Miracle Mets who won the World Series. Known for his blazing fastball, he was nicknamed the “Ryan Express” by the New York media. Ryan went on to pitch for the California Angels, the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers where he retired in 1993.
In his 27-year career in Major League baseball, Ryan earned 324 victories, seven no-hitters and 12 one-hitters. His record of 5,714 strikeouts will likely never be broken. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2016 and Houston Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
The City of Alvin is proud to recognize Ryan for his family values and honor his achievements with this bronze statue. Married to wife Ruth since 1967, he has three children: Reid, Reese and Wendy, and seven grandchildren.
“Nolan Ryan is one of the greatest pitchers
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. 29° 25.435′ N, 95° 14.764′ W. Marker is in Alvin, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is at the intersection of West Sealy Street and North Hood Street, on the right when traveling west on West Sealy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 W Sealy St, Alvin TX 77511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cummings - Smith House (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Alvin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birchfield - McCown House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Methodist Church of Alvin (approx. one mile away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Vicinity of Oyster Creek and Chocolate Bayou (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alvin.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.