Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles Angels’ only combined no-hitter, and the man who threw the final two innings of that game – Mike Witt – is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at tonight’s Halos’ home opener.
Mark Langston got the start for the California Angels on Wednesday, April 11, 1990 at Anaheim Stadium, and the San Diego native threw seven innings of no-hit ball against the Seattle Mariners. But he told the AP that night that he took himself out of the game as his arm speed just wasn’t there.
Manager Doug Rader brought in Witt, who was no stranger to no-hitters. Witt had pitched a perfect game for the Angels on the final game of the 1984 season, topping the Texas Rangers at Arlington Stadium for a 1-0 win.
Witt needed to retire just six batters in this contest, and his two perfect innings closed out the combined no-hitter and secured a 1-0 victory for the Angels.
Langston is currently a broadcaster for the Angels.
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