Ryan break’s Koufax’s no-no mark, 36 years ago today

Nolan Ryan threw the fifth of his major-league record seven no-hitters, 36 years ago today.

On September 26, 1981, as a member of the Houston Astros, Ryan broke Sandy Koufax’s 16-year-old mark of four career no-nos with a 5-0 no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan struck out 11 and walked three, making great use of his breaking ball.

Koufax had set the record of four no-hitters on September 9, 1965, tossing a perfect game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium.

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