A quintet of “replacement” Atlanta Braves pitchers no-hit the “replacement” New York Mets, 23 years ago today.
Spring Training 1995 began with replacement players because of a players’ strike called in August.
On Monday, March 6, 1995, in front of some 800 fans at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium, Jose Alvarez (3 inn.), Phil Harrison (2 inn.), Eric Mora (2 inn.), Keith Brown (1 inn.) and Daren Brown (1 inn.) combined to no-hit a bunch of guys in Mets uniforms for a 5-0 victory.
Replacement Braves second-baseman Sean Davvison made a one-out diving stop on a ground ball hit by the Replacement Mets’ Brian Daubach in the ninth to save the no-no.
The New York Times asked Mets manager Dallas Green if he knew the five pitchers who tossed the no-hitter.
“No – and I don’t care, either,” Green told the Times. “All I know is a lot of them were named Brown.”
The 1994-’95 strike, which was lifted on April 2, canceled 948 games, including the 1994 postseason.
Check out our list of Spring Training no-hitters here.