o-pee-chee figured that nolan ryan was ready for his close up in 1977. here is his 1977 o-pee-chee card:
as for ryan, the express was rolling in 1977. he won 19 games and struck out over 300 batters (341) for the fifth time in his career. he also threw 22 complete games and had a nice 2.77 era. ryan also finished third in the cy young award voting, and was named to the all-star team (he didn't pitch) in 1977. he did not, however, throw a no-hitter in 1977 - he would have to wait until 1981 to get the fifth no-no of his career.
voici à vous, 1977 nolan ryan!