Two years ago today, on June 1, 2012, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in New York Mets history, anointing the San Diego Padres with new-found infamy as the team with the longest current drought. Santana’s gem ended the Mets’ streak at 8,019 games with no no-nos, dating back to the franchises first game in…Details
On May 27, 1973, 41 years ago today, a group of businessmen from Washington, D.C., announced they had bought the San Diego Padres for $12 million and were relocating the team to the nation’s capital for the 1974 season. The move was thought to be such a done deal that Topps began printing its 1974…Details
Josh Beckett’s no-hitter for the Dodgers on Sunday marks the franchise’s 24th no-no, tops in the majors. Beckett walked three and struck out six during his 6-0 road victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.Details
132 years ago today, Charles J “Curry” Foley became the first Major League player to hit for the cycle. Foley accomplished the feat on May 25, 1882, while playing right field for Buffalo during the Bisons’ 20-1 National League crushing of the Cleveland Blues. “The game proved a Waterloo for the visitors, and was robbed…Details
Today’s trivia question was: What do Dick Allen, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, Nelson Liriano and Dave Bergman all have in common? The question was borne out of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish’s loss of a no-hitter in the ninth inning Friday night for the Texas Rangers. The five players featured in our question all broke…Details
… What do Dick Allen, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, Nelson Liriano and Dave Bergman all have in common?