Vander Meer remains alone in the back-to-back no-no club as Heston can’t repeat

Johnny Vander Meer remains alone in the back-to-back no-no club.

The San Francisco Giants’ Chris Heston gave up a second-inning double to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jake Lamb, missing his chance Sunday to tie Vander Meer’s record of being the only major league pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters.

Vander Meer’s first was on Saturday, June 11, 1938, as he led the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 no-hit victory at Crosley Field over the Boston Bees (Braves). His second, 77 years ago tomorrow, came in the first night game at Ebbets Field. On Wednesday, June 15, 1938, he no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers for a 6-0 win.

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