NoNoHitters.com was created by veteran journalist Dirk Lammers, a New Jersey native who began rooting for the New York Mets in the early-1970s when the team’s no no-hitter count was barely 2,000 games old.
He has since turned his research into Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats, which is being published by Unbridled Books in March.
Lammers, who has spent his career writing for The Associated Press and The Tampa Tribune, decided to tap his love of baseball in 2008 to create NoNoHitters.com and begin tracking the team’s quest for its first no-hitter. For 4 1/2 years, Lammers dutifully added to the growing game count after each contest’s inevitable first hit, tweeting out the new number and the hitter responsible. That all changed on June 1, 2012, when southpaw Johan Santana finally accomplished the feat for the Mets after 8,019 regular season games. (See news coverage of the site here.)
NoNoHitters.com has since evolved into the online gathering point for all things related to no-hitters, and the site also tracks the San Diego Padres’ quest for that team’s first no-no (the circa-1969 franchise is the only one left awaiting a no-no celebration).