A pair of New York Giants pitchers tossed a St. Patty’s Day no-hitter, 67 years ago today.
On Monday, March 17, 1952 at Los Angeles’ Wrigley Field, Jim Hearn got the start for the Giants and threw five innings of no-hit ball against the Chicago Cubs, striking out five and walking two. Monty Kennedy took the ball for the sixth and threw four innings of no-hit ball, fanning three and walking three to complete the 10-0 victory.
The game was the first of two March 17 no-nos.
On Friday, March 17, 2017, at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida, the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka tossed 4⅓ no-hit innings, walking two Detroit Tigers batters and striking out six. Chasen Shreve (⅔) and Jordan Montgomery (4) were perfect to close out the combined no-no for a 3-0 win.