Seven years ago today, the New York Mets obtained the man who would eventually break the team’s 50-year streak of never having thrown a no-hitter.The Mets dealt outfielder Carlos Gomez and minor-league pitchers Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra to the Minnesota Twins to obtain the two-time Cy Young Award winner from Venezuela. The trade was conditional on contract negotiations, and Santana and the Mets agreed to a six-year, $137.5 million contract on Feb. 1, 2008.
On June 1, 2012, Santana threw the Mets’ first no-hitter after 8,019 regular season games without one. Santana’s gem left the San Diego Padres as the only major league team without a no-no.
RT @nonohitters: NY #Mets sign man who would break no no-no curse, 7 years ago today. @johansantana we are forever in your debt … http:/…