Don Black

Don Black

The Cleveland Indians’ Don Black and the San Francisco Giants’ Jonathan Sanchez threw no-hitters on this date.

On July 10, 1947, during the first game of a Thursday doubleheader at Cleveland Stadium, Black no-hit the Philadelphia Athletics for a 3-0 win despite walking six batters — including two to start the contest. Black struck out five.

At AT&T Park on Friday, July 10, 2009, Sánchez threw the seventh no-hitter against the San Diego Padres franchise and the Giants’ first no-no in 33 years.

Sánchez struck out 11 and didn’t issue a single walk, losing his perfect game in the eighth inning when Chase Headley reached base on an error by third baseman Juan Uribe. Sánchez nearly lost the no-no in the ninth, but center-fielder Aaron Rowand robbed pinch-hitter Edgar Gonzalez with a leaping catch at the fence.

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