Diego Maradona still represents the ideal of the creative, charming, and rebellious Argentine footballer. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is in many ways the opposite of the iconic Argentine "pibe." Is that why his home country remains cool toward him?
Nolan Ryan threw seven no-hitters in his career, the most of any MLB pitcher. Ryan also had 24 no-hitters broken up in the 7th inning or later.