Nolan Ryan Catches Sacramento City College Coach’s Eye

CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — He’s a local college baseball player with a name so famous, it had his coach saying he had to have him.

As they prepped the field on Thursday for a perfect night for baseball at Sacramento City College, we went in search of a player with the perfect name.

The young man isn’t the star of the team. On this night, he didn’t crack the starting lineup. But his hustle, enthusiasm and persistence haven’t gone unnoticed by his coach.

“He’s had to work through some adversity, and he’s here, and he’s gotten a lot better, and we’re glad to have him,” said Derek Sullivan.

But it wasn’t No. 34’s sportsmanship that first caught the coach’s eye. It was his name.

Sacramento City College did get his man, and 19-year-old Nolan Ryan couldn’t be happier.

“Baseball is in my blood,” he said. “I’ve been playing since I was…

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