Happy 57th birthday to Mark Gardner, who threw nine no-hit innings in 1991 but lost the game in extra innings.
Future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro closed out a leap-day no-hitter against the University of Miami, 55 years ago.
Happy 35th birthday to the Washington Nationals’ Anibal Sánchez, who threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins as a rookie in 2006.
Hilton Smith and Bernardo Baró, two Negro League pitchers who threw no-hitters, were both born on this date.
Steve Barber, who threw 8⅔ innings of a 9-inning no-hit loss in 1967, was born 81 years ago today.
Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers, Clyde Wright, who threw one for the California Angels, Jim Wilson, who tossed one for the Milwaukee Braves, and Dave Davenport, who threw one for the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League.