Today is the 20th anniversary of David Wells’ perfect game for the New York Yankees and the 55th anniversary of the first Houston Colt .45’s no-hitter.
On Sunday, May 17, 1998, Wells threw a perfect game at Yankee Stadium for a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins. Wells later said in his autobiography Perfect I’m Not: Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball that he was still half drunk from a Saturday Night Live cast party the night before.
On Friday, May 17, 1963, Nottebart no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies for a 4-1 win at Colt Stadium. It was the first no-hitter for the franchise now known as the Houston Astros.
Feature photo courtesy of Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.