Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan gets cookbook deal

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 09: Texas Rangers CEO & President Nolan Ryan speaks at a press conference after Game Two of the American League Championship Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington was postponed due to inclement weather on October 9, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan is compiling dozens of his favorite recipes for a cookbook due out in the spring.

The game's all-time strikeout king and longtime Texas rancher's book "The Nolan Ryan Beef Cookbook" is scheduled for May 2014 publication, Little, Brown and Co. announced Monday.

The 65-year-old Ryan also plans to work in a few baseball stories, from his years of  pitching for the New York Mets, California Angels and other teams as well as  from his current job as CEO and president of the Texas Rangers. His previous books include the memoirs "Miracle Man" and "Throwing Heat."