John Montgomery Ward, who threw the majors’ second perfect game in 1880, was born 159 years ago today.
Future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro closed out a leap-day no-hitter against the University of Miami, 55 years ago.
Steve Barber, who threw 8⅔ innings of a 9-inning no-hit loss in 1967, was born 81 years ago today.
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.