Rosy Ryan

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Wilfred Patrick Dolan Ryan

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Biographical Information[edit]

Rosy Ryan was the first National League pitcher, and second pitcher overall (after Jim Bagby) to hit a home run in the World Series. His blast came in Game 3 the 1924 World Series, off Allen Russell of the Washington Senators. It was also his first career homer (he would hit another one in the regular season in 1925), making him the first player to hit his first homer in a postseason game. No other relief pitcher would hit a home run in the postseason until Travis Wood of the Chicago Cubs did so in Game 2 of the 2016 National League Division Series.

After his major league career, Ryan managed the Eau Claire Bears (1941-1942) and Minneapolis Millers (1944-1945). He was then the GM of the Millers (1946-1957) , Phoenix Giants, (1958-1959, 1966-1973), and Tacoma Giants (1960-1965).

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Games Pitched Leader (1923)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 2 (1922 & 1923)
  • Won three World Series with the New York Giants (1921 & 1922; he did not play in the 1921 World Series) and the New York Yankees (1928; he did not play in the World Series)

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