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.
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.
Wishing a happy 55th birthday to Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio, who threw a no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners in 1993.
Frank Viola and Corey Bailey teamed up to throw a Grapefruit League no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox, 25 years ago today.
Happy 79th birthday to Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, who threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in 1973.
The Kansas City Athletics notched the team’s only no-hitter 52 years ago today, though the no-no came during a spring training game.