New York Mets prospect Chris Roberts threw a Venezuelan no-hitter, 24 years ago today.
On Sunday, November 3, 1996, while pitching for Navegantes del Magallanes at Estadio José Bernardo Pérez in Valencia, Roberts no-hit Tiburones de La Guaira for a 9-0 win.
The Mets drafted Roberts in the 1992 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Florida State University. After posting a 7-13 record with a 5.52 ERA for the 1995 AAA Norfolk Tides, Roberts spent the 1996 season with Mets farm clubs in Binghamton, New York and Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Roberts never pitched an MLB game, but he did toss 23 games with the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan during the 2000 season.