If the New York Mets’ P.J. Conlon can throw a no-hitter in his MLB debut tonight at Great American Ball Park (no pressure), he’d become the third Ireland-born hurler – and the first in 135 years – to toss a major-league no-no.
Ever since I added a column of “Uniform number” to my master no-hitters spreadsheet a few years ago, I’ve enjoyed tracking no-hitters by number.
Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter, seven years ago today. On Saturday, May 7, 2011, Verlander no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory at the Rogers Centre.
The New York Yankees took a combined no-hitter into the eighth inning on Sunday before the Cleveland Indians’ Yonder Alonso led off the inning with a single to right off reliever Dellin Betances.
The St. Louis Browns’ “Bobo” Holloman threw a no-hitter in his first major league start, 55 years ago today.
Today is the 72nd anniversary of Leon Day’s Opening Day no-hitter for the Newark Eagles in the Negro National League.