Dirk Lammers is a veteran journalist who began rooting for the New York Mets in the early-1970s when the team’s no no-hitter count was barely 2,000 games old. Lammers has since turned his research into Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats (Unbridled Books) and NoNoHitters.com, where he maintains the Internet's largest archive of no-hitter information.
The Montreal Expos’ Bill Stoneman no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in just the Expos’ ninth game, 49 years ago today. The San Diego Padres, an expansion partner of the Expos, are still awaiting the team’s first no-hitter.
Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw the only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history, 78 years ago today.
The Texas Rangers’ Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the eighth inning on Sunday before losing it on a leadoff walk and then saying goodbye to the no-hitter on a double.
Juan Nieves threw the Milwaukee Brewers’ first and (so far) only no-hitter, 31 years ago today.
Today would be the 128th birthday of “Cannonball” Dick Redding, a Negro Leagues pitcher who threw a no-hitter for the Lincoln Giants in 1912 and likely threw dozens more.
Today marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.