Reid Ryan found out last night that 44-year-old pappy Nolan is still top gun in the Ryan family.
Reid, 19, a freshman at the University of Texas, gave up four runs in two innings and trailed 4-1 to his dad when he left the exhibition game between the Longhorns and the Texas Rangers at Austin, Texas. Reid yielded five hits, walked one and struck out one in his 41-pitch performance.
It was the first known mound duel between a major-leaguer and his son. The only father-son combination to appear in the big leagues at the same time is Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr.
Nolan brought the "senior heat" at 92 mph in the first inning, and Reid's "junior heat" was clocked at 84 mph on the radar gun.