Saturday, January 31, 2015

Happy Birthday - 1/31

Happy Birthday to ~

SS Juan Pineda (17)
An international free agent signed out of Panama during the 2014 July 2nd signing period, Pineda has not yet started his professional career.

One former Astro celebrates today as well (you may have heard of him) ~

Lynn Nolan Ryan (aka the Ryan Express) was drafted in the 12th round in 1965 by the Mets and signed as a free agent with Houston in November of 1979 where he pitched from 1980 to 1988.  Despite pitching for 27 seasons with a lifetime ERA of 3.19 and WHIP of 1.247, striking out 5714 batters, throwing 7 no-hitters and appearing in 8 All-Star games, he never once won the Cy Young Award.  He was, however, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999 in his first year of eligibility with a whopping 98.8% of the vote. Ryan is currently a Special Assistant to Astros owner Jim Crane.

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