Today is the 20th anniversary of David Wells’ perfect game for the New York Yankees and the 55th anniversary of the first Houston Colt .45’s no-hitter.
The Kansas City Monarchs’ Hilton Smith threw the first Negro American League no-hitter, 81 years ago today.
The San Diego Padres came within five outs of exiting the no no-no club on Tuesday, with Jordan Lyles taking a perfect game bid into the seventh inning before yielding a one-out single to Trevor Story.
It’s now been 37 years since the last Cleveland Indians no-hitter. On Friday, May 15, 1981, at the Indians’ Len Barker tossed a perfect game against the Toronto Blue Jays for a 3-0 victory at Cleveland Stadium.
The San Diego Padres are now just one full baseball season, 162 games, away from matching the New York Mets’ mark of no-hit futility.
Dwight Gooden threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees, 22 years ago today. Gooden thrice came close to getting a no-no while with the New York Mets.