Happy 33rd birthday to Jonathan Sanchez, who threw a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants in 2009.
On Friday, July 10, 2009, Sanchez no-hit the San Diego Padres for an 8-0 win over the Friars at AT&T Park. Sanchez struck out 11 and walked none. The only runner to reach base was Chase Headley, who got on board on an error by third baseman Juan Uribe with one out in the eighth.
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.