The Montreal Expos’ Charlie Lea threw a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants, 37 years ago today.
On May 10, 1981, during the second game of a Sunday doubleheader, Lea walked four and struck out eight as the Expos beat the Giants 4-0 at Olympic Stadium. It was the Expos’ third no-hitter, with Bill Stoneman throwing one in the Expos franchise’s ninth game in 1969 and following it up in 1972.
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.