"Nolan Ryan Hall Of Fame Baseball Superstar." by William Lace November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"The team would be renamed the Astros in 1965 when the astrodome opened." (p. 12)

Based upon the context clues, "astrodome" means A transparent dome on top of fields.

"In fact, he got a lot publicity when he tried to toughen the fingers of his pitching hand by soaking them in pickle brine." (p. 25)

Based upon the context clues, "publicity" means public notice so gained.

"The 1969 season figured to be like all the others for the Mets, a mediocre team just hoping to reach respectability." (p. 26)

Based upon the context clues, "mediocre" means of only ordinary or moderate quality.

"The tension in Tiger Stadium was high, as it always is when a pitcher is one out away from a no-hitter." (p. 32)

Based upon the context clues, "tension" means mental or emotional strain.

"He also suffered a badly pulled groin muscle." (p. 36)

Based upon the context clues, "groin" means Where the thigh joins the abdomen.

"Ryan was far different from the rawboned kid who had left in 1965." (p. 40)

Based upon the context clues, "rawboned" means having little flesh on large boned frame.

"He knew Ryan was eligible for free agency, but probably thought no one would want a high-priced player approaching his forty-second birthday." (p. 46)

Based upon the context clues, "eligible" means Fit or proper to be chosen.

"Ryan gives his Hall of Fame enshrinement speech in 1999." (p. 60)

Based upon the context clues, "enshrinement" means to enclose in or as in a shrine.

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Created with images by C E Andersen - "Nolan Ryan - Tiger Statium 1990" • dskillzhtown - "Astrodome" • MabelAmber - "clock hour time" • Winning Automotive Photography - "DSC07157" • Worldwide Magpie - "Tension" • Fuyoh! - "Push" • cliff1066™ - "Gary Cooper as the Texan" • familymwr - "Photographers expand horizons in 2010 Army Digital Photography Contest 110311" • The U.S. Army - "Enshrinement Ceremony"

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