Baseball’s earliest no-no, 15 years ago today

Hideo Nomo (Boston Red Sox)
Hideo Nomo (Boston Red Sox)
Today is the 15th anniversary of the earliest regular season no-hitter.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2001, during Boston Red Sox’s second game of the season, Hideo Nomo no-hit the Baltimore Orioles for a 3-0 win at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Cleveland Indians Bob Feller threw baseball’s only Opening Day no-no, but it came on Tuesday, April 16, 1940.

Nomo no-hitter against Baltimore was his second no-no. On Tuesday, September 17, 1996, when Nomo was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, he no-hit the Colorado Rockies for a 9-0 win at Coors Field.

(Feature photo Camden Yards by Geoff Livingston under license CC BY-SA 2.0)