Happy 56th birthday to San Francisco Giants pitching coach Mark Gardner, who threw nine no-hit innings in 1991 but lost the game in extra innings.
Three Milwaukee Braves rookies joined forces to no-hit the University of Miami for a Grapefruit League leap-day no-no, 54 years ago.
Happy 34nd birthday to the Minnesota Twins’ Anibal Sánchez, who threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins in 2006.
Happy 131st birthday to Grover Cleveland “Ol’ Pete” Alexander, one of the greatest pitchers not to throw a no-hitter.
The Philadelphia Phillies traded no-no pitcher Rick Wise to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Carlton, 44 years ago today.
Steve Barber, who threw 8⅔ innings of a 9-inning no-hit loss in 1967, was born 80 years ago today.