Fifty-three years ago today, the New York Mets threw the club’s first no-hitter, with Gary Kroll and Gordie Richardson combining for nine innings of no-hit ball during a 6-0 spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Happy 31st birthday to the Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco, who lost a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning in 2015.
No-no throwers Vern Kennedy and Clyde Shoun were born on this date.
Happy 30th birthday to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, who threw a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies in 2014.
Today would be the 144th birthday of James “Nixey” Callahan, who threw the first American League no-hitter.
Two New York teams, the 1952 Giants and the 2017 Yankees, own baseball’s two St. Patrick’s Day no-hitters.