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When occured: 
Tue, 1989-08-22

On August 22, 1989, Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first major league pitcher to reach the 5,000 strikeout mark. Ryan fans Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A’s On a 96 mph fastball in the fifth inning. The "Ryan Express" strikes out 13 and gives up only five hits, but loses the game 2-0.

 
Tagged:
Nolan Ryan, Oakland Athletics, Rickey Henderson, Texas Rangers
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