Horace Clarke, who broke up three ninth inning no-hitters during a span of less than a month during the 1970 season, died Wednesday at the age of 81.
With MLB and the Players Association approving seven-inning doubleheaders for the (likely short) remainder of the 2020 season starting today, we thought we’d look at the uncredited seven-inning no-hitters thrown over baseball’s history.
Tonight we begin our annual tradition of waiting to see the second Opening Day hitter in Major League Baseball history. The Cleveland Indians’ Bob Feller threw an Opening Day no-no on April 16, 1940, using his “heater from Van Meter” fastball to mow down eight White Sox batters as Cleveland topped Chicago 1-0. Feller’s parents…
Don Larsen, the only pitcher to toss a perfect game or no-hitter in MLB World Series history, died Wednesday at the age of 90.
Renowned sports statistician Seymour Siwoff, who died Friday at the age of 99, played a part in the 1991 decision that required official no-hitters to last nine innings.
The Houston Astros’ Zack Greinke nearly no-hit the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night, falling just two outs short of allowing the Astros to become the first team in major-league history to toss three no-nos in a season.