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Say Hello To The Most Overrated Baseball Player Of All Time: Nolan Ryan

Published by on June 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The word wild isn't synonymous with best, so why is it that we regard pitcher Nolan Ryan as one of baseball's greatest and most polarizing figures?

Certainly, he had a great career, setting the record for most career punch outs, and also attaining over 300 victories, but many other players have had great careers, while also setting records; yet they aren't near as cherished as Ryan is.

And really, why is Ryan so cherished?

Having never won a Cy Young award, Ryan can never claim that he was the most outstanding pitcher in any given year.  And certainly, to be considered one of the best, you need an award that goes only to the best.

But not for Ryan.

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