Today is the 56th anniversary of baseball’s greatest pitching performance. On May 26, 1959, in Harvey Haddix’s first season with the Pirates, the Medway, Ohio southpaw retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score. Haddix lost the perfect game when Don Hoak threw a routine grounder…Details
Happy birthday to the St. Louis Cardinals Grant “Stoney” McGlynn, who threw a 7-inning darkness-shortened no-hitter in 1906. McGlynn, who was born on this day in 1872, no-hit the Brooklyn Superbas at Brooklyn’s Washington Park for seven innings during the nightcap of a September 24, 1906 doubleheader before the 1-1 game was called due to…Details
Happy 29th birthday to the Washington Nationals Jordan Zimmermann, who threw a no-hitter on the final day of the 2014 season. Zimmermann on Sunday, September 28, 2014 no-hit the Miami Marlins for a 1-0 victory at Nationals Park. It was the first no-hitter for the Nationals franchise since its move from Montreal to D.C. Expos…Details
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Tommy Greene threw a no-hitter against the Montreal Expos, 24 years ago today. Greene on Thursday, May 23, 1991 no-hit the Expos for a 2-0 win at Olympic Stadium.
Happy 68th birthday to Jim Colborn, who threw the first home stadium no-hitter for the Kansas City Royals. Steve Busby threw two no-nos before Colborn, but both were on the road. On May 14, 1977, at Royals Stadium, Colborn no-hit the Texas Rangers for a 6-0 win. It was the first Royals no-no at the…Details
Sending wishes for a happy 52nd birthday to David Wells, who threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in 1998. On Sunday, May 17, 1998, Wells threw a perfect game at Yankee Stadium for a 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins. Wells later said in his autobiography that he was still half drunk…Details