A’s Gray reaches 8th, Scherzer and Kluber 6th in no-no attempts
Bob Feller in 2010 (Credit: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)
The Athletics’ Sonny Gray took a no-no bid into the eighth inning Monday night before giving up a no-out single, ensuring that Bob Feller’s 75-year-old feat of throwing baseball’s only Opening Day no-hitter remains intact.
Gray’s effort was the best 2015 Opening Day effort of many. The Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer and the Cleveland Indians Cory Kluber’ no-hit their Opening Day opponents through 5 2/3 innings on Monday.
Also on Monday, the Detroit Tigers’ David Price threw 4 1/3 innings of perfect ball before the Minnesota Twins’ Kennys Vargas broke it up with a one-out single.
The Toronto Blue Jays’ Drew Hutchinson threw 3 2/3 no-hit innings before the New York Yankees’ Brian McCann singled to right.
Feller, who threw an Opening Day no-no for the Cleveland Indians on August 16, 1940, tossed two additional no-hitters for Cleveland.
Dirk Lammers is a veteran journalist 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. Lammers has since turned his research into Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats (Unbridled Books) and NoNoHitters.com, where he maintains the Internet's largest archive of no-hitter information.
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I just realized that you wrote that Feller threw his opening day no-hitter on August 16th, 1940. Oh ohhhhh!