#1 Posted by JokerSmilez (1293 posts) -

#2 Edited by JokerSmilez (1293 posts) -

I'm taking Nolan Ryan on this one.

I don't care if Mike Tyson puts his hands in front of his face, when he takes a 100mph fastball to the head and neck area followed by several more, over and over, he's going down.

And if Tyson does get up on him, I think Mr. Ryan could probably handle himself.

In this picture, Nolan Ryan is 46. The unlucky fellow he's pummeling is 20 years younger.
#3 Edited by psylah (2182 posts) -

You're kidding yourself if you think Nolan Ryan in his prime could hold his own against Tyson in his prime.

#4 Posted by mosespippy (4365 posts) -

At best Nolan Ryan can get 2 pitches in by the time Tyson reaches second base. Even if the first pitch hits him in the nuts and stops Mike Tyson enough to get a third pitch in I don't think it'll be enough to put Tyson down.

#5 Posted by Demoskinos (15095 posts) -

Tyson, cause he is a ear biting, pigeon racing, first round knockout crazy motherfucker.

#6 Posted by mtcantor (948 posts) -

Anyone saying Nolan is insane. Tyson could dodge a fastball.

#7 Edited by ThePickle (4189 posts) -

This isn't bat vs. knife. There is no way Ryan could stop Tyson. Not even if Ryan was in his prime and Tyson was who he is now. With the caveat that Tyson had to run in a straight line and could not duck, weave, or block the balls, Nolan might win.

If it were Tyson vs. Rollie FIngers, now that's a different story...

#8 Posted by psylah (2182 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

If it were Tyson vs. Rollie FIngers, now that's a different story...

He wouldn't even need the baseballs. One-hit K.O. from the moustache.

#9 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Tyson in his prime would absolutely destroy Nolan Ryan, its no contest.

#10 Posted by Chaser324 (6716 posts) -

There's just no way Nolan Ryan could win.

At best, he might be able to get off one full speed fastball, but it's almost assured that Tyson could dodge it. Even if Tyson didn't totally avoid it, anything but a headshot probably wouldn't down him.

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#11 Posted by bartok (2574 posts) -

Honestly the only guy that might be able to take down Tyson with several baseballs would be current Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman and his crazy 106 MPH fastball.  Even then  he has a slim chance of downing Tyson before he reaches him.

#12 Posted by PillClinton (3292 posts) -

Cal Ripken Jr. could take 'em both... at the same time!

And Rollie Fingers could take all three of them!

#13 Posted by Nightriff (5239 posts) -

Nolan, face or nuts and tyson goes down, also Nolan is fucking awesome, enough said

#14 Posted by MaxxS (205 posts) -

Mike Tyson in his prime could easily kill some one who isn't a boxer.

#15 Posted by Slag (4723 posts) -

I like Nolan Ryan, but c'mon Tyson is next level crazy.

#16 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

Baseballs aren't bullets and they don't curve (a lot) either. Tyson would just dodge them until he reached Ryan and would destroy him.

(Tyson is actively dodging punches from arm's length away during fights)