Texas Rangers: Fight club

Updated: September 29, 2010, 3:49 PM ET
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Wild, Wacky History of Texas RangersAP Photo/Linda KayeRobin Ventura needed a few Advil after Nolan Ryan got him in a headlock in '93.

In the words of Indians manager Mike Hargrove (from Sports Illustrated): "Going after Nolan is like going after the Lincoln Memorial."

In the words of White Sox pitcher Jack McDowell (from SI): "The whole world stops when that guy pitches, like he's a god or something. He's been throwing at batters forever, and people are gutless to do anything about it. You can bet if it had been me out there, I would have been run."

McDowell was wrong about Ryan, of course. He wasn't a god.

He was bigger than that. At least in Texas.


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