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Ventura in Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, recalls Nolan Ryan


August 8, 2018

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Robin Ventura had a bat in his hand and a helmet on his head. For reasons probably he doesn't even know, Ventura threw down the bat and took off the helmet before charging into infamy.

The Oklahoman reports it's been 25 years since Ventura made baseball history. In a scene that won't be forgotten for decades, Ventura sprinted at 46-year-old Nolan Ryan, who had just plunked Ventura in the shoulder with a pitch.

You remember what happened. Ventura ducked his head, right into the arms of the Texas Rangers legend. Ryan put the 26-year-old Ventura in a headlock and started...

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