SDI Side Notes: April 26th-On Nolan, Dominance, and the Fastest-Ever Fastballs

April 26, 1990—27 years ago today—Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller’s major league record of 12 one-hitters as the Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0. Ryan struck out 16 batters as he allowed only Ron Kittle’s check-swing single to right field in the second inning. The most impressive game about that April 26th start against the White Sox? Nolan threw a 1-hitter, struck out 16, […]

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A Cornerstone Up the Middle

I could write a great deal about what Rougned Odor is, and what I think he’ll be. In fact, just over a year ago, I did. The title of the piece was, “Watching an All-Timer Emerge.” High praise? Yes. Did he do anything last year to make me want to hedge my bet? No. All that said, let’s get out-of-the-way […]

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Chatting with the Voice of the Ballpark

An Interview with The Voice of The Ballpark, Chuck Morgan Rangers Executive Vice President, Ballpark Entertainment & Productions – the great Chuck Morgan – answered some of SDI’s most frequently asked questions about music and entertainment at the Ballpark: What’s the origin of Cotton-Eyed Joe in the 7th-inning stretch? I wish I knew the exact origin of the Cotton-Eyed Joe at Rangers games, but […]

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A pair apart

 “He led America by example. He reminded our people of what was right and he reminded them of what was wrong. I think it can be safely said today that Jackie Robinson made the United States a better nation.” – former American League President Gene Budig, on Jackie Robinson’s legacy “He gave the term ‘complete’ a new meaning. He made […]

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SDI Prospect Rankings – #6 Luke Jackson

After making his Major League Debut (finally!) last season,the 24-year-old right hander Luke Jackson is the oldest prospect on our list but he won’t be a prospect for long. Standing at 6′-2″, LuJax, as they call him, logged 6.1 total innings down the stretch in 2015. SDI Prospect Rankings – #7 Yohander Mendez SDI Prospect Rankings – #8 Josh Morgan SDI Prospect Rankings – #9 […]

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