25th anniversary of Stewart/Valenzuela no-nos

Twenty five years ago today, the Oakland Athletics’ Dave Stewart and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzula threw no-hitters on the same day.

In a day game at Toronto’s Skydome, Stewart no-hit the Blue Jays for a 5-0 victory for the A’s.

Valenzuela watched part of that game in the Dodger Stadium clubhouse before promising to his teammates that he would do the same that night. Living up to his word, Valenzuela no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals for a 6-0 victory.

It marked only the second time that no-hitters were thrown on the same day. The other two were back in 1898:

37 Ted Breitenstein
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, April 22, 1898
Cincinnati Reds 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
League Park (Cincinnati)
38 Jim Jay Hughes
  Baltimore Orioles (NL)
  Friday, April 22, 1898
Baltimore Orioles 8, Boston Beaneaters 0
Union Park (Baltimore)