and “Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders” in the news

My book, Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats, and my website,, have been fortunate to have been featured in numerous national publications, shows and websites over the years. Here’s a sampling:

Recent reviews:

  • — By Paul Hagen: “… an exuberant romp through the history of one of baseball’s most impressive achievements.”
  • The Christian Science Monitor — By Ross Atkins: “In “Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders,” Lammers takes a topic that might seem narrowly focused and opens it up with all sorts of interesting angles.”
  • The Associated Press — By Jeff Ayers: “… a fascinating book that will appeal to both the historian and the die-hard fan.”
  • The Tampa Tribune — By Bob D’Angelo: “… a valuable — and entertaining — reference for baseball historians and fans.”
  • Foreword Reviews ★★★★★ — By Matt Sutherland: “… delightfully written … story after fascinating story about the most compelling characters and unlikely events.”
  • The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books ★★★★★ — “Stories and accounts such as these make this a very entertaining book for any baseball fan.”
  • “Katherine’s Chronicle — … well-written, well-researched, entertaining, and informative … riveting from start to finish …”

Other media coverage:

  • argusleaderlogoPadres streak approaches 7,500 games with no no-no _ San Diego Union-Tribune, June 17, 2015 – The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kirk Kenney talks about the San Diego Padres’ no no-hitters streak as it reaches 7,500 games and the evolution of my website,
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  • argusleaderlogoLocal author prepping book on no-hitters _ Argus Leader, June 17, 2015 – The Argus Leader’s Matt Zimmer talks about how and the Mets’ streak evolved into Baseball’s No-hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats.
  • Dirk Lammers talking about Baseball’s No-hit Wonders on ESPN 99.1’s Overtime with Jeff Thurn, Wednesday, June 10, 2015
  • silogoNo-no regrets: Johan Santana would not alter a thing. Terry Collins might. – Sports Illustrated, May 31, 2015 – Sports Illustrated senior writer Phil Taylor delves into Santana’s 2012 no-hitter and questions whether it was worth it, considering the first no-no in New York Mets history might have cut short Santana’s career. Author Dirk Lammers is quoted throughout.
  • pwlogoBEA 2015: Dirk Lammers: Waiting for the Mets No-Hitter _ Publishers Weekly BEA Show Daily, May 27, 2015 – Publishers Weekly’s Dermot McEvoy profiles author Dirk Lammers about his upcoming book Baseball’s No-hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats at the 2015 Book Expo America in its Show Daily publication.
  • nytHelping to Rewrite Record Book and the Tone of a Web Site – New York Times, June 1, 2012 – New York Times writer Vincent Mallozzi, who featured in a May 2011 profile, puts it quite bluntly in his lede: “The curse is history — so is the Web site.” The Web site lives on, actually, but with a new focus chronicling the San Diego Padres’ streak of never throwing a no-no.
  •, Web site that chronicles dubious history, happy to get no hits – New York Post, June 1, 2012 – The New York Post’s Brian Costello talks about the site’s new focus and how it will continue post Mets no-no. Writes Costello, "At 9:50 p.m. Friday, Dirk Lammers made the post to his website he had always dreamed of: ‘We are obsolete … finally!!!’"
  • wsj150‘No-No-Hit’ Blog Loses Its Reason for Being – Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2012 – Wall Street Journal writer Jared Diamond tells the tale of how made history in just one night. The story talks about the superstitious method in which I watched the game (video tuned to SNY on the iPad; audio tuned to WFAN on the Android phone) in order to not jinx the no-no.
  • atlantic150Mets’ No Hitter Means NoNoHitters Is No More – The Atlantic Monthly website, June 1, 2012 – Atlantic Wire writer Connor Simpson features in a collection of media reactions to Johan Santana breaking the Mets’ longstanding curse.
  • nytA Mets Web Site About Nothing – New York Times, May 20, 2011 – Mallozzi profiles shortly after Mets pitcher Dillon Gee took a potential no-no 5 2/3 innings deep. I was in Paris at the time, and had to use Skype in a hostel’s Internet cafe for the interview.
  • Mets Weeklysny150 (streaming video file) – SNY television, Aug. 15, 2009 – SNY’s Mets news magazine hosted by Julia Alexandria showcases in its “Sites, Sounds, Links and Blogs” segment. One of the show’s video journalists interviewed me in the upper deck at Citi Field during a weekday game against the Colorado Rockies.
  • sl150Forty years later, Jim Qualls still looms as biggest figure in New York Mets’ no-hit futility – The Star-Ledger, May 28, 2009 – Star-Ledger writer Steve Politi profiles Jim Qualls, the man who ended Tom Seaver’s bid for a Mets perfect game July 9, 1969 with a one-out ninth-inning single. Politi for the piece interviews myself, Qualls and Ron Darling.
  • cbs150Despite Jonathon Niese’s bid, Mets still without a no-hitter –, April 8, 2012 – After Jon Niese loses a no-no in the seventh inning, baseball blogger C. Trent Rosecrans talks about the Mets’ streaks and mentions the site.
  • wsj150No-Hitters Have Given Mets the Slip Since 1962 – Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2011 – is mentioned in a Wall Street Journal piece by writer Brian Costa that highlights the Mets’ dubious no no-no streak, which at the time lasted 49 years and 38 days.
  • espnny150One-hit Wonders – ESPN New York, Aug. 18, 2010 – baseball writer Mark Simon chronicles the Mets’ one-hitters after R.A. Dickey throws the team’s 35th, missing the elusive no-no on a lone Cole Hamels single. gets a mention.
  • wsj150Mets, Padres Unlucky To Have No No-Hitters – Wall Street Journal’s “The Daily Fix,” July 28, 2010 – Wall Street Journal blogger Carl Bialik discusses the no no-hitters streaks that belong to the Mets and the San Diego Padres and discusses the probabilities of throwing one. gets a couple of mentions in the story.
  • nydn150Mets’ Pelfrey: We’ll get our no-no – New York Daily News, April 22, 2012 – Kristi Ackert interviews Mike Pelfrey about his friend Philip Humber’s perfect game in an article that mentions Pelfrey vows: “I think one day it’s gonna happen. I can’t tell you when, but it’s gonna happen eventually.”
  • br150Phillip Humber’s Perfect Game Continues New York Mets’ No-Hitter Curse – Bleacher Report, April 21, 2012 – Columnist Michael Moraitis discusses ex-Met Philip Humber’s perfect game and his addition to the “No-hitters after they left the Mets” club.

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