Eckersley on Monday, May 30, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium walked just one batter as the Indians topped the Angels 1-0. Eckersley, who also pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s, now does some studio work for NESN.
Brooklyn’s Adonis Terry threw the second of his two no-hitters, 127 years ago today.
Terry on Sunday, May 27, 1888 no-hit Lousville at Brooklyn’s Ridgewood Park to give the
Bridegrooms a 4-0 win over the Colonels.
His first no-no came on Saturday, July 24, 1886, when he no-hit the St. Louis Browns for a 1-0 win at the Brooklyn Grays’ new home of Washington Park.
Today is the 56th anniversary of baseball’s greatest pitching performance.
On May 26, 1959, in Harvey Haddix’s first season with the Pirates, the Medway, Ohio southpaw retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score. Haddix lost the perfect game when Don Hoak threw a routine grounder in the dirt, then lost the no-hitter and the game when Joe Adcock launched a ball over the right-center field fence.
Haddix was later immortalized by The Baseball Project, which sang, “Why don’t we add ‘ol Harvey to the list?”
Happy birthday to the St. Louis Cardinals Grant “Stoney” McGlynn, who threw a 7-inning darkness-shortened no-hitter in 1906.
McGlynn, who was born on this day in 1872, no-hit the Brooklyn Superbas at Brooklyn’s Washington Park for seven innings during the nightcap of a September 24, 1906 doubleheader before the 1-1 game was called due to darkness.
Happy 29th birthday to the Washington Nationals Jordan Zimmermann, who threw a no-hitter on the final day of the 2014 season.
Zimmermann on Sunday, September 28, 2014 no-hit the Miami Marlins for a 1-0 victory at Nationals Park. It was the first no-hitter for the Nationals franchise since its move from Montreal to D.C. Expos pitchers tossed four no-hitters.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Tommy Greene threw a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos, 24 years ago today. Greene on Thursday, May 23, 1991 no-hit the Expos for a 2-0 win at Olympic Stadium.
Happy 68th birthday to Jim Colborn, who threw the first home stadium no-hitter for the Kansas City Royals.
Steve Busby threw two no-nos before Colborn, but both were on the road. On May 14, 1977, at Royals Stadium, Colborn no-hit the Texas Rangers for a 6-0 win. It was the first Royals no-no at the ball park now known as Kauffman Stadium.
Sending wishes for a happy 52nd birthday to David Wells, who threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in 1998.
On Sunday, May 17, 1998, Wells threw a perfect game at Yankee Stadium for a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins. Wells later said in his autobiography that he was still half drunk from a Saturday Night Live cast party the night before.
Jon Lester tossed the Boston Red Sox’s 18th no-hitter, seven years ago today.
Lester on Monday, May 19, 2008 no-hit the Kansas Royals for a 7-0 victory at Fenway Park. The no-no was the fourth caught by Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who set a new major league record.
Randy Johnson threw the majors’ 17th perfect game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter, 11 years ago today.
On Tuesday, May 18, 2004, the 40-year-old Johnson retired all of the 27 Atlanta Braves batters he faced at Turner Field for a 2-0 victory to become the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game.
It was Johnson’s second no-hitter. His first back in 1990 was the Seattle Mariners’ first no-no.