Morgan is both a given name and a surname, as well as the name of several places. The surname Morgan is of Welsh origin, meaning "of the sea", and is a popular family name in that country. Many Welsh families emigrated to Australia and the USA, thus many founding families in those countries carried the surname Morgan, which is reflected in a number of place names. The name, in female form Morgana, is given to a principal in the legends about King Arthur. See also Morganic or Morganatic marriage.

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An agile fast breed of horse used to rope cattle [5].



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Abella, Alex 2000 The Great American: A Novel. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0743205480

Crawford, Donald 1997 Michael and Natasha. Scribner. ISBN 0684834308

Pope, Dudley 2001 Harry Morgan's Way: The Biography of Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1684 House of Stratus ISBN 1842324829

Strouse, Jean 2000 Morgan: American Financier. Harper Perennial. ISBN: 0060955899

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. ISBN: 0060955899. -Roger Clemens, pitcher. Harper Perennial.
If he would act his age, there might be a few records left for me.. Strouse, Jean 2000 Morgan: American Financier. -Reggie Jackson, Hall of Fame slugger.

Pope, Dudley 2001 Harry Morgan's Way: The Biography of Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1684 House of Stratus ISBN 1842324829. That's how you feel when Ryan's throwing balls by you.. ISBN 0684834308. But you don't like it when someone's stuffing it into you by the gallon. Scribner. Every hitter likes fastballs just like everybody likes ice cream. Crawford, Donald 1997 Michael and Natasha. The wags at ESPN suggested that the Astros might have needed to pull Nolan out of retirement if the game went much longer.

ISBN 0743205480. He threw out the first pitch of Game 3 of the 2005 World Series, the first World Series game ever played in Texas, and ultimately the longest in terms of time. Simon & Schuster. He also appeared in TV ads for Advil for a number of years, a pain medication that he recommended for his own arm, and perhaps also for many opposing batters who found his pitching to be a headache. Abella, Alex 2000 The Great American: A Novel. Both teams are affiliates of the Houston Astros. Australia. His current business interests include ownership of two minor league teams – the Corpus Christi Hooks, which play in the Class AA Texas League, and the Round Rock Express, a Class AAA team in the Pacific Coast League.

There are also:. He was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame in 2003. USA. That same year, he ranked Number 41 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. An agile fast breed of horse used to rope cattle [5]. Nolan Ryan was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999, in his first year of eligibility.
. Since Ryan played more seasons than any other player in baseball history, and only one pitcher in history at the end of his career has more strikeouts per nine innings (Randy Johnson), his career strikeout mark is considered one of the most invulnerable records in baseball.

. Also he is ninth all-time in hit batsmen.
. He also ranks high on the list for four "negative" records; because he was wild as a young pitcher, he piled up the walks and ranks first all-time in walks allowed with 2795, in wild pitches with 277, and he also ranks third all-time in losses, with 292. See also Morganic or Morganatic marriage. Ryan ranks first all-time in strikeouts (5714), fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.56), fifth in innings pitched (5386), second in games started (773), seventh in shutouts (61) and tied for 13th in wins (324). The name, in female form Morgana, is given to a principal in the legends about King Arthur. Nonetheless, both stand out as the premier "power pitchers" of their time, if not all-time.

Many Welsh families emigrated to Australia and the USA, thus many founding families in those countries carried the surname Morgan, which is reflected in a number of place names. Most importantly, thanks to a strong arm that could handle a lot of work, Ryan had one of the longest careers of any player, whereas Koufax's sterling career was cut short in its prime by arthritis and arm trouble. The surname Morgan is of Welsh origin, meaning "of the sea", and is a popular family name in that country. Koufax was blessed to play on some championship Dodgers teams, whereas Ryan found himself on mostly mediocre teams. Morgan is both a given name and a surname, as well as the name of several places. But there are many differences too: Koufax pitched left-handed and Ryan right-handed; despite his early troubles, Koufax played his entire career with one team whereas Ryan played for several. Morgan, Mariah Carey's Older Brother. The numerous times he would try to beanball a player would be a unique part of his legacy.

Ru Fe Morgan is a fictional character in the anime/manga Oh My Goddess!. Ryan would also be remembered by many players and fans as a rough neck pitcher that did not take failure lightly. Morgan Industries, one of the factions in Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri led by Nwabudike Morgan. An astute businessman, Ryan readily admitted that the money was a large part of the reason he played as long as he did. Nwabudike Morgan, a fictional character in the computer game Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. They were also both very conscious of their value, and had occasional contract disputes with their owners. Captain Morgan, famous rum. Koufax once admitted that he began every game with the intention of throwing a perfect game, and failing that, a shutout.

Morgan sea gypsies, seafaring minority ethnic group in the Andaman Sea. It was said of Ryan that he started every game with the intention of striking everyone out. Centimorgan, unit of recombinant frequency in genetics. There are many similarities; both started in the majors at a very young age and struggled early in their careers, both were primarily "extreme fastball" pitchers noted for achieving previously unprecedented strikeout totals and multiple no-hitters, and both were very closed and private away from the game (though Koufax more so than Ryan). Morgan le Fay, antagonist of Arthur of Britain. Given that he broke many of Sandy Koufax's records previously thought to be untouchable, Ryan is frequently compared to him much in the way that Hank Aaron is to Babe Ruth or Pete Rose to Ted Williams and Ty Cobb. Morgan State University, university in Baltimore, Maryland. While Ventura was immediately ejected, Ryan--who barely moved from his spot on the mound in the fracas--was allowed to remain in the game.

Morgan, graphic novel by Hugo Pratt. Ryan was widely credited as coming out ahead in the fight, planting those "noogies" on Ventura. Morgan!, 1966 film. Videos of the confrontation were played on sports highlight reels that evening throughout the country. Morgan Motor Company, brand of automobile. The 46-year-old Ryan – a rancher in the offseason and highly dedicated to workouts during the season – promptly subdued the 26-year-old Ventura in a headlock with his left arm, pummelling Ventura's head with his right fist seven times before catcher Iván Rodríguez was able to pull Ventura away from Ryan. Morgan horse, horse breed (see above). Ryan famously defended himself, perhaps better than any other known pitcher in a similar situation.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., American banking corporation. The normally unflappable Ventura angrily charged the pitching mound in order to fight Ryan, who was twenty years his senior. Morgan, South Australia. He had just hit Robin Ventura of the Chicago White Sox with a slow moving curveball. Mount Morgan, California. However, on August 4, just before the end, Ryan confirmed his reputation as a strong, competitive Texan in one bizarre moment. New Morgan, Pennsylvania. His seemingly bionic arm finally gave out in Seattle on September 22, 1993, when he tore a tendon, ending his career two starts earier than planned.

Morganville - archaic synonym for the fictional town Shelbyville in The Simpsons. Before the 1993 season, Ryan announced his retirement, effective at the end of that season. Morganville, Washington. Earlier in the same day Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's career stolen base record with his 939th stolen base. Morganville, Ohio. Coincidentally, Ryan's second baseman in his first two no-hitters was Alomar's father, Sandy Sr. Morganville, New York. He pitched his seventh no-hitter on May 1, 1991, striking out Roberto Alomar of the Toronto Blue Jays for the final out.

Morganville, New Jersey. He threw his sixth no-hitter and earned his 300th win in 1990 on July 30th against the Milwaukee Brewers. Morganville, Kansas. Two years later, at 44, he finished fifth in the league in ERA (2.91) and third in strikeouts (203), to again earn Cy Young Award votes. Morganville, Georgia. Against the Oakland Athletics on August 22, Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson in the fifth inning to become the first pitcher ever to record 5,000 career strikeouts. Morgantown, West Virginia. In 1989, he won 16 games and led the league with 301 strikeouts.

Morgantown, Pennsylvania. With more run support than he had in 1987, Ryan had a number of fine seasons for the Rangers. Morgantown, Kentucky. Others predicted he would do well as American League batters hadn't faced "The Express" since 1979. Morgantown, Indiana. Many observers, keeping in mind that the aging Ryan had been pitching home games in the air-conditioned Astrodome, thought he would struggle by having to pitch outdoors in the oppressive Texas heat. Morganton, North Carolina. He left Houston in a contract dispute after the 1988 season and joined the Texas Rangers, back in the American League.

Morganton, Georgia. The poor record most likely cost him the Cy Young Award, an honor he contended for many times but never won. Morgan's Point Resort, Texas. However, Ryan received horrendous offensive support all season, and finished with a record of 8-16. Morgan's Point, Texas. He was by far the most dominant pitcher in the National League, leading the league in ERA (2.76) and strikeouts (270) at the age of 40. Morgan Hill, California. In 1987, Ryan had one of the most bizarre seasons in baseball history.

Morgan Farm Area, Texas. After that, Ryan then settled into having a long string of good, but not great seasons, highlighted by his breaking Walter Johnson's all-time strikeout record on April 27, 1983, with his 3,509th whiff. Morgan City, Mississippi. That season, he won the National League ERA title with a miserly 1.69. Morgan City, Louisiana. On September 26, 1981, Ryan threw his fifth no-hitter to finally break Koufax's mark. Fort Morgan, Colorado. He got his second taste of postseason play in 1980, but the Astros were stopped one game short of the World Series.

Morgan Township, Pennsylvania. It was the first home run of his career (he only hit one more), and garnered 3 of the 6 RBI's he would get that year. Morgan Township, Minnesota. The normally light-hitting Ryan got his 'Stros years started with a bang in a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 12, 1980, in which he hit a 3-run home run off future fellow Hall of Famer Don Sutton. Morgan County, West Virginia. Ryan signed a lucrative free-agent contract with the Houston Astros after the 1979 season, in which he became the first player to make $1 million a year. Morgan County, Utah. His fastball was "officially" clocked by the Guinness Book of World Records at 100.9 miles per hour in a game played on August 20, 1974 versus the Chicago White Sox.

Morgan County, Tennessee. The most widely quoted response is Nolan Ryan. Morgan County, Ohio. Fans, researchers, historians and even the players argue all the time about who was the fastest pitcher of all-time. Morgan County, Missouri. In 1974 he twice struck out 19 batters, a record which wasn't broken until Roger Clemens struck out 20 in a 1986 game. Morgan County, Kentucky. He led the league in strikeouts seven times in the 1970s.

Morgan County, Indiana. He threw two no-hitters in 1973, added a third in 1974 and a fourth in 1975, tying another of Koufax' records. Morgan County, Illinois. This record was made even more impressive by the fact that he achieved it in the first year of the designated hitter in the American League; if AL pitchers had still been hitting, Ryan would almost certainly have topped 400 strikeouts that season. Morgan County, Georgia. In 1973, he set his first record when he struck out 383 batters in one season, eclipsing Sandy Koufax's old mark by one. Morgan County, Colorado. Even though the Angels were a sub-.500 team and remained one for most of his time there, he began winning between 19 and 22 games a season regularly.

Morgan County, Alabama. Ryan truly blossomed as a pitcher after being traded to the California Angels in 1972. Morgan, Wisconsin. A videotape of that game, which has occasionally been played on ESPN Classic, reveals that Ryan's mechanics, with the trademark high trailing leg kick, were already firmly established at that young age. Morgan, Vermont. Ryan's work enabled the Mets to hang on to win that game, and they went on to upset the Orioles in five games. Morgan, Utah. Ryan did, however, give people a taste of what was to come in the 1969 World Series, when he entered Game 3 in relief of a struggling starter and shut down the powerful Baltimore Orioles for nearly three innings.

Morgan, Texas. He didn't make the majors for good until the 1968 season, and even then was unable to crack an outstanding Mets pitching staff led by Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman. Morgan, Minnesota. However, Ryan struggled for a number of years and was even sent back to the minor leagues a few times because of his inability to find the strike zone. Morgan, Georgia. He developed his dazzling fastball as a high school pitcher in Texas, which impressed the New York Mets enough to draft him in 1965 and promote him to the major leagues late in 1966. William Alexander Morgan, anti Batista Guerrilla, said CIA operative active, executed by Castro [2] [3] [4],. Ryan was born in Refugio, Texas, but his family moved to the Houston suburb of Alvin when he was six weeks old; he has lived there to this day.

film editor and director. . William Morgan (director), mid-20th Century U.S. Only Smokey Joe Wood, Walter Johnson, Satchel Paige, and Sandy Koufax are thought to have nearly equalled his velocity; the strikeout king to this day. 1829–1883), Premier of South Australia 1878-1881. He is considered by many to have been the fastest pitcher of all time. William Morgan (Australian politician) (c. The media tagged him with the nickname "The Ryan Express", referencing a 1965 action-adventure film called Von Ryan's Express.

Morgan, credited as having invented volleyball in Holyoke, Massachusetts on February 9, 1895. He was most noted for his blazing fastball and his longevity, routinely throwing pitches exceeding 100 mph, even into his forties. William G. Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. (born January 31, 1947) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 27 years and still holds many major league pitching records, some of which are so far beyond previous marks that they are likely to stand for years and generations of pitchers to come. William De Morgan (1839-1917), famed pottery and tile designer in Britain. political figure in the 1920s.

William Morgan Butler, U.S. William Wilson Morgan, 20th-century astronomer. William Morgan, scientist who won the Copley Medal in 1789 "for his two Papers on the values of Reversions and Survivorships, printed in the two last volumes of the Philosophical Transactions" (presumably in the field of actuarial science). William Morgan (anti-Mason), person whose disappearance sparked anti-Freemason hysteria in the United States.

William Morgan (Bible translator), 16th century translator of the Bible. Trevor Morgan (EastEnders), character in the British soap opera EastEnders. Trevor Morgan (actor), United States actor. Thomas Hunt Morgan, geneticist.

Sheryl Morgan, sprinter. Morgan, First Amendment scholar. Richard E. Peter Morgan, ran the Morgan Motor Company.

Lorrie Morgan, country music singer. Morgan, 19th Century pioneer of kinship studies. Lewis H. Kevin Morgan (porn star).

Morgan, mayor of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. John W. Senator. John Tyler Morgan, U.S.

Morgan, American financier and banker. P. J. John Morgan (poker player), winner of $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event at the 1996 World Series of Poker.

John Morgan (poet). John Morgan (journalist). John Morgan (golfer). John Morgan (etiquette expert).

John Morgan (comedian). John Morgan (bishop), Archbishop of Wales from 1949 to 1957. John Morgan, on-air pseudonym of British radio presenter and executive John Myers. Representative.

John Jordan Morgan, U.S. John Hunt Morgan, Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. James Morgan, British architect and engineer. Harry Morgan, actor best known for his role in M*A*S*H.

Henry Morgan (comedian), American radio and television personality. Henry Morgan (merchant), Canadian retail merchant. Henry Morgan, seventeenth century Welsh privateer or pirate, became English Governor of Jamaica [[1].]. Morgan, designer of the Morgan Dollar.

George T. Morgan, African American inventor. Garrett A. David Morgan (frontiersman), West Virginian frontiersman.

David Morgan (businessman), Australian businessman. Dan Morgan (footballer), American football player. Chris Morgan (politician), British politician. Chris Morgan (powerlifter), powerlifting champion.

Chris Morgan (journalist), journalist working for The Sunday Times (UK). Chris Morgan (footballer), English football player. Chris Morgan, alias of professional wrestler Chris Kanyon (Klucsaritis). Chesty Morgan, Polish-born actress known for her large breasts.

Lloyd Morgan, behaviorist best known for coining Morgan's Canon. C. Billy Morgan, first man to drink beer in Ohio bar after 131 years of prohibition. Augustus de Morgan, British mathematician and logician.

Morgan Spurlock, documentarian. Morgan Russell, abstract painter. Morgan Morgan, pioneer. Morgan Lewis (songwriter).

Morgan Lewis (governor), Governor of New York. Morgan Hamm, gymnast. Morgan Freeman, actor. Morgan Fairchild, actress.

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