This Date in Baseball History – August 15

Nolan Ryan

On August 15, 1993, the man who defined the power pitcher for a generation found himself in the win column for the final time: Nolan Ryan won his 324th game. In 38 days, his arm would finally buckle under the weight of 27 seasons of baseball.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Ryan’s final win – and the September start in Seattle where his arm finally gave way – in the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Huntsville Stars on Friday.

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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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