The San Diego Padres’ no no-hitters streak celebrates its 51st birthday today. On Tuesday April 8, 1969, in the franchise’s first game, Padres starter Dick Selma gave up a leadoff single to right to the Houston Astros’ Jesús Alou, starting the no no-hitters streak at 1.
The Houston Astros’ Ken Forsch (1979) and the Detroit Tigers’ Jack Morris (1984) threw no-hitters on this date.
Florentino González threw a no-hitter for Camagüey 52 years ago today, the eighth of such feats accomplished during the 1967-’68 season of Cuba’s Serie Nacional de Beisebol.
Today is the 19th anniversary of MLB’s earliest regular-season no-hitter. On April 4, 2001, during the Boston Red Sox’s second game of the season, Hideo Nomo no-hit the Baltimore Orioles for a 3-0 win.
72 years ago today, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Murry Dickson accomplished something that has been matched by just two other major-league pitchers: He tossed a 9-inning no-hitter in spring training.
Happy birthday to Dock Ellis, the only major league pitcher known to throw a no-hitter under the influence of LSD.