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Nolan Ryan Rangers Pitcher DocumentaryNolan and Ruth Ryan are walking on a trail overlooking a breathtaking section of their South Texas ranch when filmmaker Bradley Jackson cuts to an interview in which Jackson asks the question that just might define Facing Nolan, the director’s exquisite documentary that traces the lives of one of baseball’s all-time greats. But the question isn’t for Nolan—it’s for Ruth, the woman he’s been married to for 55 years.“Did you ever think this would happen to you?” Jackson asks. He poses this question against the backdrop of the ranch’s splendor and all it represents in terms of fame, wealth, family, and success.Ruth Ryan instantly senses the deeper meaning of the question, and her response is so heartwarming that it has become one of the film’s signature moments. In…

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