The San Diego Padres’ no no-hitters streak celebrates its 50th birthday today. On April 8, 1969, in the franchise’s first game, Padres starter Dick Selma gave up a Jesús Alou leadoff single to right.
The Atlanta Braves’ Kent Mercker threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 25 years ago today.
The Houston Astros’ Ken Forsch and the Detroit Tigers’ Jack Morris threw no-hitters on this date.
NoNoHitters.com wishes a happy birthday to Bill Stoneman (75th), Tom Phoebus (77th) and Ed Lafitte (born on this day in 1886).
No-hitters and hits for the cycle used to happen with about the same frequency, as the two rare feats once shared a brotherly camaraderie. Then suddenly, as we hit the 2000s, cycles began appearing at a 1.6-to-1 ratio, far surpassing the pace of no-hitters. What happened?
Happy birthday to no-hitter throwers Bert Blyleven (Rangers) and Tommy Greene (Phillies)