Stephen Piscotty’s first-inning homer at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday extended the Oakland Athletics streak of avoiding a no-hitter to a league-leading 4,381 regular-season games.
No-no throwers Vern Kennedy and Clyde Shoun were born on this date.
Happy 31st birthday to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, who threw a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies in 2014.
Tadashi Kameda tossed the first of his two Japanese Baseball League no-hitters, 79 years ago today.
Today would be the 131st birthday of Frank Wickware, who threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants in 1914.
The Miami Marlins nearly tossed a combined no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Sunday, falling just three outs shy of the feat during a 4-2 win at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.