Happy 50th birthday to Kevin Brown, threw ’97 no-no

A happy 51st birthday to Kevin Brown, who threw the Florida Marlins’ second no-hitter in 1997.

Brown in that June 10 game led the Marlins to a 9-0 no-hit, no-run victory over the San Francisco Giants at 3Com Park.

Brown, who struck out seven in the game, had been perfect through 7 2/3 innings when he grazed Marvin Benard with a cutter. Benard was the Giants’ only base runner.