This Date in Baseball History – June 11

Nolan Ryan

Even if he had retired at 40, Nolan Ryan would be venerated as one of the greatest pitchers of the modern era, if not all of baseball history. The Ryan Express rolled on well into his forties, however, and on this date in 1991, a 44-year-old Ryan, already the career leader in no-hitters in Major League Baseball, put another notch in his belt with one of the most memorable games of his career.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Ryan’s return from the disabled list and his sixth career no-hitter during Wednesday’s game between the Smokies and the Mississippi Braves.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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