The Boston Red Sox’s “Smokey” Joe Wood and the Cincinnati Reds’ George Culver threw no-hitters on this date.
Today is the only day on the calendar in which we can celebrate multiple perfect games, with Dennis Martínez and Kenny Rogers both tossing July 28 perfectos.
Jesse “Nip” Winters threw the first of his two Negro Leagues no-hitters, 98 years ago today.
Matt Garza threw the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history, 10 years ago today.
Tonight we begin our annual tradition of waiting to see the second Opening Day hitter in Major League Baseball history. The Cleveland Indians’ Bob Feller threw an Opening Day no-no on April 16, 1940, using his “heater from Van Meter” fastball to mow down eight White Sox batters as Cleveland topped Chicago 1-0. Feller’s parents…
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle tossed a July 23 perfect game 11 years ago today, but it was not an Opening Day no-hitter.