Big League Stew

Vintage Tube: Nolan Ryan Can’t Get His Whataburger in Pittsburgh

Rob Iracane
Big League Stew

Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan knows beef and he has a sad story that fans of regional hamburger joints like In-N-Out and Shake Shack know all too well.

Burger aficionado leaves home, only to find that he can't find good burgers anywhere. In this 1989 advertisement-slash-video confessional for the Texas-based Whataburger chain, we learn of Nolan's long-faced longing for Whataburgers when he's on the road in dreary places like Pittsburgh.

The jalapeños helped Nolan Ryan get more oomph on his fastball? Sounds like a PEV (performance-enhancing vegetable) scandal in the making!

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