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Nolan Ryan


Autographed Photo of Nolan Ryan with Bloody Lip

The spitball is much like the knuckleball, except that it's thrown considerably harder - and it's illegal. The spitball is thrown with a fastball motion. A foreign substance that the pitcher applies secretly makes the ball actually slip out of his hand at the end of his delivery. The pitch has very little rotation. It travels with much greater velocity than a knuckleball but has the same unpredictability about how it will break, depending on the wind and other elements. It's very hard to catch or hit... You shouldn't try it for two reasons: the fact that it's illegal and the fact that you're taking a chance of seriously hurting your arm by throwing it. ~ Pitching & Hitting, 1977
Nolan Ryan Signed Baseball






Nolan Ryan Rookie of The Week Baseball Card
Nolan Ryan Rookie of The Week Baseball Card
Nolan Ryan Game Used Jersey
Nolan Ryan Game Used Jersey
Nolan Ryan Baseball Card
Nolan Ryan Baseball Card
Nolan Ryan Houston Astros Baseball Card
Nolan Ryan Houston Astros Baseball Card

Pitching & Hitting
Pitching & Hitting

by Nolan Ryan and Joe Torree
Prentice-Hall, 1977

Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible
The Ultimate Guide to Power, Precision, and Long-Term Performance
by Tom House





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