The San Diego Padres’ no no-hitters streak was born at San Diego Stadium, 49 years today. On April 8, 1969, Padres starter Dick Selma gave up a leadoff single to the Houston Astros’ Jesús Alou to mark the first Padres game without a no-hitter.
Today is a busy day for no-no birthdays, with Bill Stoneman turning 74, Tom Phoebus turning 76 and Ed Lafitte (1866) born on this day.
We’re sending out some no-no birthday wishes today to Bert Blyleven and Tommy Greene.
Happy birthday to Boston Americans’ pitcher Bill Dinneen, who threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox more than a century ago.
With single-digit pitcher Clayton Richard (No. 3) getting the start tonight for the San Diego Padres, I figured it’s a good time look at the single-digit trend and how it relates to no-hitters.
The Boston Red Sox’s Hideo Nomo tossed the earliest no-hitter in MLB history in terms of the calendar year, 17 years ago today.