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)
The San Diego Padres’ no no-hitter count hit 5,000 regular-season games, 19 years ago today.
The San Diego Padres set a major-league record by becoming the first club to open a season by getting shut out three straight times, three years ago today
The Minnesota Twins’ Jorge Polanco hit for the cycle Friday night, marking the 325th such accomplishment in major-league history.
Today would be the 143rd birthday of Boston Americans’ pitcher Bill Dinneen, who threw a no-hitter and called five of such feats from behind the plate.