“Old School” Discipleship

Nolan Ryan is one of my favorite all time baseball players. He is a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who holds multiple records, including 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters. A right handed pitcher who threw fastballs over 100 mph, he was known as “The Ryan Express.” As a fan favorite, three different teams retired his number. What’s even more astounding is he accomplished these feats spanning four different decades! He played until age 46, more seasons than any player since 1900. How did he do it? How was he able to maintain his effectiveness all those years? Well, in the era of all the MLB doping scandals, Ryan chose to take the road less traveled: just a lot of plain “old school” hard work! His coaches will tell you his strength and conditioning routines are the stuff of legend. Hour upon hour, every single day, he…

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