The Chicago Cubs’ Ken Holtzman threw the second of his two no-hitters, 44 years ago today.
On June 3, 1971, Holtzman no-hit the Cincinnati Reds for a 1-0 victory at Riverfront Stadium.
That followed an August 19, 1969 no-no in which he failed to record a single strikeout. In that game, Holtzman no-hit the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field for a 3-0 win.
Author: Dirk Lammers
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.