Nats/Expos, Rockies franchises celebrate anniversary of first no-nos

The Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies franchises are celebrating anniversaries of their first no-hitters today.

Forty-six years ago today, on April 17, 1969, Montreal’s Bill Stoneman no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies for a 7-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium in the Expos’ ninth game. It’s the earliest a franchise has ever knocked the accomplishment off its bucket list.

Five years ago today, on April 17, 2010, Ubaldo Jimenez lifted the Rockies out of the no no-no club by throwing a 4-0 no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in the Rockies franchise’s 20th season.