On August 22, 1989, Nolan Ryan accomplished the impossible. In the fifth inning he threw a high fast ball past Rickey Henderson for career strikeout number five-thousand. He was and still is, the only pitcher in history to accomplish this feat and he finished his career with nearly six-thousand strikeouts!
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Via Nolan Ryan Foundation.
In 1974, Nolan Ryan led the league in fewest hits per nine innings, most strikeouts per nine innings, most innings pitched, and had twenty-two wins on a last place team yet he did not win the Cy Young Award !