Courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library

Brewers’ Nieves no-hits Orioles, 29 years ago today

Nieves jerseyJuan Nieves threw the only Milwaukee Brewers no-hitter to date, 29 years ago today.

On Wednesday, April 15, 1987, at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, Nieves no-hit the Orioles for a 7-0 win. The Brewers’ Robin Yount made a diving catch in right-center field for the final out. Nieves, who was born in the Santurce section of San Juan, is the first Puerto Rico-born pitcher to throw a major-league no-hitter.

(Feature image courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library)