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FILE - This Oct. 6, 1969, file photo shows New York Mets pitcher Nolan Ryan, left, and catcher Jerry Grote celebrating defeating the Atlanta Braves to win the National League pennant, at Shea Stadium in New York. Ryan got to pitch in the World Series only once _ as a 22-year-old for the 1969 New York Mets. Now he is already there as a part-owner of the Texas Rangers, who have definitely been molded by the Hall of Fame pitcher"s old-school philosophy. (AP Photo/File)

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