Nolan pitches beef

Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan pitched in Japan in July, but it was U.S. beef, not 101.9-mph fastballs. Taking part in a U.S. Meat Export Federation promotion of U.S. beef, the Texas rancher and former professional fireballer threw the ceremonial first pitch at a July contest between the Orix Buffaloes and Chiba Lotte Marines, now managed by Bobby Valentine. Ryan pitched for the Texas Rangers

Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan pitched in Japan in July, but it was U.S. beef, not 101.9-mph fastballs. Taking part in a U.S. Meat Export Federation promotion of U.S. beef, the Texas rancher and former professional fireballer threw the ceremonial first pitch at a July contest between the Orix Buffaloes and Chiba Lotte Marines, now managed by Bobby Valentine. Ryan pitched for the Texas Rangers when Valentine was its manager.