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Ryan better with age, throws sixth no-hitter

Updated: June 5, 2002, 3:35 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

June 11, 1990

At 43, Nolan Ryan still can bring it. The Texas Ranger fireballer, who was 0-3 with an 8.86 ERA in his previous five starts, becomes the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter as he tames the Oakland Athletics, 5-0.

"It comes so late in my career that it makes it extra special," Ryan says.

It's Ryan's sixth no-hitter, extending his major-league record (he will retire with seven). He is the first to pitch no-hitters for three teams (the California Angels ...

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