Wall Street Journal national baseball writer Jared Diamond penned a great history today on the San Diego Padres’ futility in no-hitters.
Over a near century and a half of major league baseball, there has never been a game that featured both a no-hitter and a hit for the cycle. It happened in Germany’s Baseball-Bundesliga five years ago today.
Fred Toney threw a 17-inning … yes 17-INNING … no-hitter in the Bluegrass League, 110 years ago today.
The Indiandapolis ABCs’ Dizzy Dismukes threw a no-hitter against the Chicago Giants, 104 years ago today.
The Padres have just 5 more chances to avoid reaching the Mets’ record for no-hit futility. Three of those games will be played at Coors Field, where the Padres are 1 of just 4 teams to allow one hit or less.
Randy Ready helped the San Diego Padres avoid getting no-hit for the third time, 31 years ago today.