No-no throwers Vern Kennedy and Clyde Shoun were born on this date.
Why the name NoNoHitters.com?
Although NoNoHitters.com over the past decade has blossomed into baseball’s online home for all things no-hitter, its origins are rooted in a 50-plus-year drought of no-hitters by the New York Mets.
For four-and-a-half seasons (2008-2012), NoNoHitters.com site dutifully logged the climbing count of Mets games without a no-hitter, which finally ended at 8,019 on June 1, 2012 when Johan Santana made history. During our tenure chronicling baseball’s longest no-no drought from inception, we watched two of baseball’s newer franchises – the Colorado Rockies and the Tampa Bay Rays pass us on the baselines and exit the no-no club out of turn. But one team, the circa-1969 San Diego Padres, continues to serve as its sole member.