Play Ball with Nolan Ryan Contest 5,714 Strikeouts say loud and clear, You Don’t Stand A Chance, but here’s your shot anyway.
Enter the Play Ball with Nolan Ryan contest, and you could be on your way to Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY, to go head to head with Nolan Ryan in an actual game. Go ahead and try to hit off a man who had 7 no-hitters. Try to rattle the Hall of Famer with 324 career wins. But you’ve been warned. You don’t get the word “Express” in your nickname by doing anything slow. You don’t get to 8 All-Star games and rank 1st on the strikeouts list by resting on your laurels either. But you think differently. So does he and on August 24, 2009, he’ll be more than willing to let you become number 5,715.
Watch Nolan’s Video Message to all the challengers! Windows Media Video (3MB)
or MPEG (2MB) To enter, complete the entry form below including your 150-word essay telling us “Why You Should Play Ball with Nolan Ryan”.
Essay will be judged based on how clever, creative, humorous, and unique it is. This is your chance to win a position on the Southwest Customer team, The Flyers. You’ll play a softball game with Nolan Ryan against your opponents The All-Stars, our Southwest Employee team.
Ten (10) Grand Prize packages will be awarded. Each Grand Prize package includes:
Roundtrip air travel on Southwest Airlines to Albany, NY for winner and a guest
Three nights hotel accommodations, double occupancy
Participation in softball game at Doubleday Field with Nolan Ryan pitching for both teams
Dinner with Nolan Ryan
Private tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
See Official Rules
for specific contest details and eligibility requirements. Southwest Airlines - Play Ball with Nolan Ryan Contest