Nolan Ryan Bio, Age, Height, Education, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas Rangers, and previous executive advisor to the Houston Astros.

Over a record 27-year career, Ryan pitched for the New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, and Texas Rangers. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Ryan was a right-handed pitcher who consistently threw pitches that were clocked above 100 miles per hour (161 km/h). He maintained this velocity throughout his pitching career. Ryan was also known to throw a devastating 12–6 curveball at exceptional velocity for a breaking ball.

Full NameLynn Nolan Ryan Jr.,
ProfessionFormer Major League Baseball pitcher
Known As
The Ryan Express
Age 73 years
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1947
Zodiac SignN/A
Birth PlaceRefugio, Texas, United States

Early life

Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas, a small town located just south of Victoria in the southern part of the state. Ryan was the youngest of six children, to Lynn Nolan Ryan Sr. (1907–1970), and the former Martha Lee Hancock (1913–1990). The senior Ryan operated a newspaper delivery service for the Houston Post that required him to rise in the early morning hours to prepare 1,500 newspapers for delivery over a 55-mile route.

The children were expected to help with the daily tasks. Ryan’s family lived in nearby Woodsboro, Texas in Refugio County, until they moved to Alvin, Texas in Brazoria County, when Nolan was six weeks old. As a young boy, Nolan enjoyed throwing objects at any target. His father thought baseball a better usage for his arm; therefore, he encouraged Nolan to play the game.

Body Measurement

Below we have updated Ryan’s Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Eye Color, Hair Color, Shoe & Dress size as soon as possible.

Physical Status
Height1.88 m
Weight88 kg
Body MeasurementsN/A
Eye ColorN/A
Hair ColorN/A
Shoe SizeN/A
Dress SizeN/A


Our team has updated the education of Ryan which is listed below:

SchoolAlvin High School
College/UniversityAlvin Community College

What is his Relationship Status?

His relationship status is married. We don’t have much information about his past relationship and any previous engagement. According to our Database, Nolan Ryan is married to Ruth Holdorff and have 3 children, Reid Ryan, Reese Ryan, Wendy Ryan.


Our team have got some information about his Family, Sibling’s information which are listed below:

FatherLynn Nolan Ryan, Sr.
MotherMartha Lee Hancock Ryan
Sibling5, Judy Ryan, Jean Ryan, Lynda Ryan, Robert Ryan, Mary Lou Ryan

Where One Can Follow Him?

Ryan seems active on Twitter and Instagram. He frequently uploads his pictures, post, and videos in his authentic Twitter and Instagram account.

TwitterNolan Ryan

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no rumors and scandals about Nolan Ryan.

Professional playing career

In 1965, after graduating from Alvin High School, Ryan was drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the 1965 Major League Baseball draft, with the 295th overall pick. Ryan signed with the Mets and immediately pitched for the Marion Mets in the Appalachian League and for the Mets team in the Florida Instructional League. Overall, he was 6–9 in 1965 with a 4.33 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 120 innings.

Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan

Later activity

Nolan Ryan’s post-retirement business interests include principal owner of Ryan Sanders Sports and Entertainment, which is the ownership group for the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Houston Astros, among other businesses.

Ryan threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the 2005 World Series between the Astros and the White Sox, the first World Series game ever played in Texas. That game went 14 innings, equaling the longest in innings in World Series history (at 5:41, it was the longest in time). ESPN wryly suggested the Astros might have needed to pull the 58-year-old Ryan out of retirement if the game had gone much longer.

Personal life

Ryan married his high school sweetheart, the former Ruth Holdorff, on June 25, 1967. Nolan and Ruth attended Alvin High School together. Ruth was a high school state tennis champion. They have three children, Reid, Reese, and Wendy. Reid and Reese were both pitchers for the TCU Horned Frogs. Reid also pitched briefly in the minor leagues. On May 17, 2013, Reid was announced as president of the Houston Astros.

Nolan frequently pitched in the off seasons, with Ruth often donning catching gear and serving as his catcher. Ruth Ryan also coached her sons’ little league teams for a few summers. Nolan Ryan resides in the Cimarron Hills community in Georgetown, Texas.

Nolan Ryan
Nolan Ryan

What is Nolan Ryan’s Net Worth?

Nolan Ryan’s net worth has been growing significantly in 2019-20. So, how much is Nolan Ryan worth? What is Nolan Ryan ’s salary per year and how rich is he at the age of 73 years old? We have estimated Nolan Ryan net worth, money, income, and assets for 2019-20 below:

Net Worth in 2020$60 million
Salary in 2020Under Review
Net Worth in 2019$1 Million – $5 Million (Approx.)
Salary in 2019Under Review
Source of IncomeBaseball Player
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