Throwback Thursday: Nolan Ryan fans 19 batters for on June 8, 1977

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Nolan Ryan, pure and simply, had a cannon attached to his shoulder.

The Hall of Fame pitcher hurled seven-career no-hitters during his 27-year MLB career.

During his years with the Angels (1972-79), 'The Ryan Express' tossed four no-hittersand fanned 2,614 batters.

On June 8, 1977,Ryan struck out 19 batters for the third time in his career as the Angels defeat the Blue Jays 2-1. He allowed only six hits and walked five as well.