Ryal played in 127 games in the major leagues and hit .211 with seven home runs. He came up with the Kansas City Royals in 1982, then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox, California Angels, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. He got 104 at bats for California in 1987 and hit five home runs. His career ended in 1990 after nine games with the Pirates.
Ryal holds the distinction of being the last left-handed throwing player to play shortstop in the majors. He is currently the head softball coach at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Mark Ryal – career stats