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Happy 53nd 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. It was the first Yankees’ perfecto since Don Larsen’s gem in Game 5 of the 1956…Details
He might have fell 2⅔ innings short of a no-no on Sunday, but Jon Lester completed a no-no for the Boston Red Sox, eight years ago today. On Monday, May 19, 2008, Lester no-hit the Kansas Royals for a 7-0 victory at Fenway Park. It was the fourth no-hitter caught by Red Sox catcher Jason…Details
Randy Johnson threw the majors’ 17th perfect game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter, 12 years ago today. On Tuesday, May 18, 2004, the 40-year-old Johnson retired all of the 27 Atlanta Braves batters he faced at Turner Field for a 2-0 victory to become the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game. It was…Details
Happy 156th birthday to Frank Mountain, one of five major league pitchers to hit a home run while throwing a no-hitter. Mountain, a hurler for the American Association’s Columbus Buckeyes, threw the majors’ 13th no-no against the Washington Nationals on June 5, 1884. The National Republican’s account of the game was not particularly kind to…Details
The New York Yankees’ David Wells tossed a perfect game and the Houston Colt .45s’ Don Nottebart threw a no-hitter on this date. Eighteen years ago today, 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 Perfect…Details