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BMW for a no-no save? No, just a Best Buy gift card.

Washington Nationals left fielder Steven Souza joked after saving Jordan Zimmermann’s season-ending no-hitter that the pitcher owed him a BMW. According to a story on Yahoo! Sports’ Big League Stew page, the present was slightly more reserved. Zimmermann actually gave … Continue reading

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On this day in 1892 … Jones throws no-hitter in first appearance

On Oct. 15, 1892, 122 years ago today, Charles Leander “Bumpus” Jones tossed a no-hitter in his first major league appearance for the Cincinnati Reds, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1. Two other pitchers – Ted Breitenstein of the American Association’s … Continue reading

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Zimmermann throws Nats’ first no-hitter since D.C. move

For the second consecutive year, baseball has ended the regular season with a no-hitter. Jordan Zimmermann tossed the Washington Nationals’ first no-no since the franchise’s move to the nation’s capital, finishing the gem on a diving catch by the Nats’ … Continue reading

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Perry’s no-hitter, 46 years ago today

Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, who pitched for the San Diego Padres in 1978 and 1979, threw his only career no-hitter 46 years ago today. Perry, a San Francisco Giants starter with a reputation for doctoring the baseball, had an … Continue reading

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Cashner’s first one-hitter, one year ago today.

As the Padres’ no no-hitter count reaches 7,316 games today (Domonic Brown tagged Ian Kennedy in the second for a homer), we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Andrew Cashner’s first of his two one-hitters. Cashner was holding the Pittsburgh Pirates … Continue reading

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Smith’s no-no vs. Padres, 13 years ago today

For the second day in a row, the Padres can celebrate an anniversary of an opposing pitcher’s no-hitter. The Padres on Sept. 3, 2001, had barely gotten over getting no-hit by A.J. Burnett a few months earlier when a 21-year-old … Continue reading

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Pappas’ no-no vs. Padres, 42 years ago today

42 years ago today, on Sept. 2, 1972, the Chicago Cubs’ Milt Pappas no-hit the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, becoming the only pitcher in MLB history to lose a perfect game on the 27th batter but still get … Continue reading

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Labor Day divides no-no workload for Phils

It’s labor day, so no major league baseball pitcher should have to throw a no-hitter without a little help from his co-workers. The Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels no-hit the Atlanta Braves for 6 innings, and relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles … Continue reading

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Padres’ Ward no-hits Angels through 12 2/3, 76 years ago today

As the major league Padres’ no no-hitter count hits 7,300 games today, we celebrate a 76-year anniversary for the Pacific Coast League club. On Aug. 30, 1938, the San Diego Padres’ Dick Ward threw 12 2/3 innings of no-hit ball … Continue reading

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Niekro no-nos Padres, 41 years ago today

41 years ago today, Knuckleballer Phil Niekro threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. The Aug. 5, 1973 game at Atlanta Stadium marked the Braves franchise’s first no-hitter since moving from Milwaukee. Niekro walked three and struck out four, … Continue reading

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