Bailey falls just short of joining exclusive club

The Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey nearly joined an exclusive club Sunday, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants before giving up a two-out single to right by Buster Posey.

Bailey no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 28, 2012, with a 1-0 no-hitter, then repeated against the Giants on July 3, 2013, during a 3-0 win.

If Bailey could have accomplished the feat he would have been only the sixth player to complete the no-hitter hat-trick, joining Nolan Ryan (7), Sandy Koufax (4), Larry Corcoran (3), Cy Young (3), Bob Feller (3).

In fact, Young threw his third no-hitter 106 years ago tomorrow during the Boston Red Sox’ 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders.

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