Eckersley no-hitter, 38 years ago today

eckersleyThe Cleveland Indians’ Dennis Eckersley threw a no-hitter against the California Angels, 38 years ago today.

Eckersley on Monday, May 30, 1977 at Cleveland Stadium walked just one batter as the Indians topped the Angels 1-0. Eckersley, who also pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Oakland A’s, now does some studio work for NESN.

Adonis Terry’s second no-no, 127 years ago today

Brooklyn’s Adonis Terry threw the second of his two no-hitters, 127 years ago today.

Terry on Sunday, May 27, 1888 no-hit Lousville at Brooklyn’s Ridgewood Park to give the
Bridegrooms a 4-0 win over the Colonels.

His first no-no came on Saturday, July 24, 1886, when he no-hit the St. Louis Browns for a 1-0 win at the Brooklyn Grays’ new home of Washington Park.

Haddix’s 12 perfect innings, 56 years ago today

Today is the 56th anniversary of baseball’s greatest pitching performance.

On May 26, 1959, in Harvey Haddix’s first season with the Pirates, the Medway, Ohio southpaw retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score. Haddix lost the perfect game when Don Hoak threw a routine grounder in the dirt, then lost the no-hitter and the game when Joe Adcock launched a ball over the right-center field fence.

Haddix was later immortalized by The Baseball Project, which sang, “Why don’t we add ‘ol Harvey to the list?”

Johnson’s perfecto, 11 years ago today

Randy Johnson threw the majors’ 17th perfect game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter, 11 years ago today.

On Tuesday, May 18, 2004, the 40-year-old Johnson retired all of the 27 Atlanta Braves batters he faced at Turner Field for a 2-0 victory to become the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game.

It was Johnson’s second no-hitter. His first back in 1990 was the Seattle Mariners’ first no-no.

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