One year ago today, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum threw a no-hitter against the Padres.
Of course, he accomplished the same feat 18 days ago.
Lincecum on July 13, 2013, struck out 13 Padres hitters but needed a 148th pitch to get Yonder Alonso to fly out to left for his first no-no and the first thrown at Petco Park. Third-baseman Pablo Sandoval contributed to the effort with a seventh-inning backhand grab on a sharp grounder and Hunter Pence helped with a diving eighth-inning catch.
As if once wasn’t enough, Lincecum did it again on June 25 of this year. The only other major league pitcher to throw no-hitters against the same team is the Cleveland Naps’ Addie Joss, who tossed no-nos against the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 2, 1908 and April 20, 1910.