The Cavaliers were one out away from recording a 3-2 no-no loss when a bases-loaded wild throw on senior Justin Novak’s chopper down the third base line scored the tying and winning runs.
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.