Mercker no-hitter, 21 years ago today

On this day in 1994, the Atlanta Braves’ Kent Mercker threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mercker, who had already thrown 6 innings of a combined no-hitter in 1991, held the Dodgers to four walks (two of them in the first inning) on Friday, April 8, 1994 at Dodger Stadium. Only one Dodger reached second base.

On Wednesday, September 11, 1991 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Mercker threw 6 hitless innings against the San Diego Padres but yielded the seventh to Mark Wohlers. Wohlers kept the no-no going for another 2 innings and Alejandro Pena closed out the ninth for a 1-0 no-hit victory.