- Patrick Dorsey, ESPN Editor
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Sept. 22, 1993: After a ridiculous 27 years, 807 appearances, 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters spread across four teams, it had to end. So on this day 19 years ago, Nolan Ryan started and pitched in his last game.
It was an unmemorable one; a Texas Ranger, he faced just six Seattle Mariners batters and didn't make an out while walking four and giving up five runs. But it didn't mean his career in contributing to baseball -- or to baseball in North Texas, for that matter -- was over. He's doing rather well as Rangers CEO.