Happy 77th birthday to Gaylord Perry, who threw a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants in 1968.
Perry on Tuesday, September 17, 1968, no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals at Candlestick Park for a 1-0 victory. The Giants’ celebration was short-lived, as the Cards’ Ray Washburn no-hit the Giants for a 2-0 win the very next night.
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.