frog99 wrote:Ryan had a career era of 3.19 while the leageu average was 3.57. For example Roger Clemens had a career ERA of 3.19 as well, but the league average was 4.48.
Nolan Ryan never was in Major league baseball when there was 30 teams and 28 teams for only 1 year. So all that extra pitching has well, you know.....
he also was in the majors before many Latin American or Asian players were signed so he didn't have to the pedro Martinez's of the world to drag down the eras.
he also didn't have to pitch in the current bandboxes which have been built in the last ten years, or face batters on Steriods. The quality of the pitchers has nothing to do with the amount amount of runs being scored.