From the '62 Game Program

Unmentioned in the little story above is the fact that Ryan finished third in the National League in doubles for 1947, while playing for the Boston Braves. Ryan would later serve as interim manager for two major league teams, the 1975 Atlanta Braves, and the 1977 Texas Rangers. His composite major league record was 11 - 22. Ryan passed away January 3, 1996, at his home in Metairie, LA.