If the New York Mets’ P.J. Conlon can throw a no-hitter in his MLB debut tonight at Great American Ball Park (no pressure), he’d become the third Ireland-born hurler – and the first in 135 years – to toss a major-league no-no.
Saturday night’s no-hitter by the Oakland Athletics’ Sean Manaea was the first no-hitter that featured umpire Harry Wendelsted behind the plate. Hunter’s dad, the late Harry Wendelstedt was behind the plate for five National League no-hitters.
The Seattle Mariners turned the majors’ 716th triple play on Wednesday thanks to the Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis not knowing how many outs there were.
New Jersey hosted its first major-league baseball game, 62 years ago today.
Today would be the 128th birthday of “Cannonball” Dick Redding, a Negro Leagues pitcher who threw a no-hitter for the Lincoln Giants in 1912 and likely threw dozens more.
Today marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.