When asking any baseball fan to list the top five pitchers of all time Nolan Ryan usually comes in at number one or two. With 5,714 strikeouts, 7 career no-hitters, 324 wins, and holding 51 Major League Baseball records you can see why they would. Also with Stats like this, you can see why Utopia and Fathom Events released a special documentary titled Facing Nolan back on May 24th. Well, I have some great news for you if you struck out and missed it. Utopia has announced that Facing Nolan will return to theaters on June 24th and will be available on digital platforms for purchase starting July 19th! You can check out the official trailer and my review of the documentary below.


Told from the point of view of the hitters who faced him and the teammates who revered him, Facing Nolan is the definitive documentary of a Texas legend. In the world of Major League Baseball, no one has created a mythology like Nolan Ryan. In Theaters Nationwide on May 24th.

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Nolan Ryan’s numbers tell a story, but numbers alone do not capture his essence. Flashpoints have emblazoned him onto our subconscious: like pitching with his jersey covered in blood. Running a cattle ranch during the off-season. The iconic brawl where Ryan walloped the 20 years younger Robin Ventura. Despite mythical moments and statistical brilliance, Ryan’s career is a study in extremes. Not only does he hold the record for most walks and most wild pitches, but he has also given up the most grand-slams and the most stolen bases. Many of today’s baseball analysts do not consider him to be among the greats, but with all this in mind, where does Ryan fit in the ever-evolving game of baseball? 

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Facing Nolan Review


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Source: Utopia

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CHICAGO – 1988: Nolan Ryan #34 of the Houston Astros pitches during the 1988 season against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)