Juan Nieves threw the Milwaukee Brewers’ first and (so far) only no-hitter, 31 years ago today.
On Wednesday, April 15, 1987, Nieves no-hit the Orioles for a 7-0 win at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium that extended Milwaukee’s season-start winning streak to 9-0. Nieves threw 126 pitches and walked five and received some help from the players behind him.
Robin Yount made a diving catch of Eddie Murray’s liner to right-center for the final out. Jim Paciorek and Paul Molitor also made some defensive gems to keep the no-no alive.
Nieves’ feat marked the first no-hitter thrown by a pitcher born in Puerto Rico.
Also throwing a no-no on this date was the New York Giants’ Richard “Rube” Marquard, who no-hit the Brooklyn Robins on Thursday, April 15, 1915, for a 2-0 win at the Polo Grounds.