Happy birthday Dave Righetti

righetti19Happy 57th birthday to Dave Righetti, who in 1983 became the first New York Yankees pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Don Larsen tossed a perfecto in the ’56 World Series.

On Monday, July 4, 1983, in front of more than 41,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, Righetti no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 4-0 win. Righetti struck out nine and walked four in the game, catching the pesky Wade Boggs lunging for a breaking ball to complete the no-no.

Since 2000, Righetti has served as pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants, a team that has recorded five no-hitters since 2009.

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