Florentino Alfonso threw a Cuban Serie Nacional no-hitter but lost, 51 years ago today.
On Saturday, March 16, 1968, pitching for the Granjeros at Estadio Cándido González in Camagüey, Alfonso held Camagüey hitless but lost the game 1-0.
It’s the the only no-hitter for a loss in the 50-plus year history of the Cuban Serie Nacional.
Author: Dirk Lammers
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.