My book, Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats, and my website, NoNoHitters.com, have been fortunate to have been featured in numerous national publications, television and radio shows and websites over the years. Here’s a sampling:
Lammers chats one-on-one with MLB Now host Brian Kenny during a live in-studio segment of The Rundown.
Dirk Lammers joins MLB Central live in-studio to discuss his book.
- MLB.com — By Paul Hagen: “… an exuberant romp through the history of one of baseball’s most impressive achievements.”
- The Christian Science Monitor — By Ross Atkins: “In “Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders,” Lammers takes a topic that might seem narrowly focused and opens it up with all sorts of interesting angles.”
- The Associated Press — By Jeff Ayers: “… a fascinating book that will appeal to both the historian and the die-hard fan.”
- The Tampa Tribune — By Bob D’Angelo: “… a valuable — and entertaining — reference for baseball historians and fans.”
- Foreword Reviews ★★★★★ — By Matt Sutherland: “… delightfully written … story after fascinating story about the most compelling characters and unlikely events.”
- Naples Daily News — By J. Scott Butherus: “While the statistical improbability of a no-hitter makes the feat rare, it is the underlying storylines that make them unique.”
- The Guy Who Reviews Sports Books ★★★★★ — “Stories and accounts such as these make this a very entertaining book for any baseball fan.”
- “Katherine’s Chronicle — … well-written, well-researched, entertaining, and informative … riveting from start to finish …”
Other media coverage:
- No-Hit Wonders: More Than Just the Pitcher — Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast, May 28, 2020 — Mark Simon is joined by Dirk Lammers, author of Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders and an expert on the history of no-hitters for a conversation on all the different factors that go into throwing one. Dirk explains the origins of his research, how much research he’s done, and his favorite (2:18). They then discuss the most prominent defensive plays in no-hitters, what made Gregor Blanco’s perfect game-saving catch so special, what percentage of no-hitters feature a good or great defensive play, and why Kevin Kouzmanoff should be remembered for his defensive work (7:21). They also get into the role of umpires and catchers (14:36) and look at patterns in pitchers that throw no-hitters (18:47). Lastly they discuss the most likely current pitchers to throw a no-hitter (20:01).
- No no-no — Pirates hit makes it a record 8,020 Padres games without a no-hitter — San Diego Union-Tribune, May 16, 2019 – The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kirk Kenney chronicles my trip from South Dakota to San Diego to witness the historic moment of the San Diego Padres overtaking the New York Mets’ record for no-hit futility.
- The Last Team in Baseball Without a No-Hitter Closes In on a Record – Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2019 – Wall Street Journal writer Jared Diamond offers a comprehensive history of the Padres’ no no-hitters streak ahead of the team’s 8,020th regular-season game without a no-hitter, a mark set to break the Mets’ streak. I’m quoted alongside MLBers Randy Jones, Chris Young, Tim Flannery and Jack Baldschun.
- Jake Odorizzi nearly no-hits New York Yankees: Twitter reacts — North Jersey Record, September 12, 2018 – After the Minnesota Twins’ Jake Odorizzi took a no-hitter against the New York Yankees into the eighth inning, the North Jersey Record recapped Twitter’s reaction to the effort, including a tweet from NoNoHitters.com: “The last no-hitter vs. the Yankees, ‘Six in the City,’ was 15 years, 3 months, 1 day ago, when six Astros pitchers combined for a no-no on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Yankee Stadium. Astros 8, Yanks 0 #PinstripePride #NeverSettle”
- MLB’s near no-hitters in 2018 — New York Newsday, May 4, 2018 – After Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the New York Mets, Newsday writer Steven Marcus ran NoNoHitters.com’s list of “Deepest near no-hitters of 2018.”
- Teams with longest no-no droughts — Sports On Earth, June 23, 2017 – After Max Scherzer fell just shy of completing his third career no-hitter, Will Leitch from MLB Advanced Media blog Sports On Earth penned a story on no-hitter droughts, giving a shoutout to NoNoHitters.com, saying it is “well worth your time.”
- Hill loses his shot at history — Los Angeles Times, August 24, 2017 – The Los Angeles times ran our “No-hitters through nine broken up in extra innings” list from our No-hitters not officially recognized by MLB page (crediting NoNoHitters.com) alongside its story on Rich Hill throwing nine no-hit innings before losing the no-hitter in the 10th.
- Five things to know about Rich Hill’s near perfect game and no-hitter — CBSSports.com, August 24, 2017 – After Rich Hill’s near miss, CBSSports.com writer Matt Snyder refers readers to NoNoHitters.com for information on the other outings in which a pitcher or pitchers got through nine innings without having allowed a hit and still needed to go to extra innings.
- Ausmus: ‘Don’t want to get no-hit’ in any game — Detroit Free Press, March 18, 2017 – Detroit Free Press writer Anthony Fenech writes about the Tigers getting no-hit by the New York Yankees in a spring Grapefruit League game. He quotes NoNoHitters.com’s Spring Training no-nos list to refer to the three other times the Tigers fell victim to a spring no-no.
- Padres streak approaches 7,500 games with no no-no — San Diego Union-Tribune, June 17, 2015 – The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kirk Kenney talks about the San Diego Padres’ no no-hitters streak as it reaches 7,500 games and the evolution of my website, NoNoHitters.com
- Local author prepping book on no-hitters — Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), June 17, 2015 – The Argus Leader’s Matt Zimmer talks about how NoNoHitters.com and the Mets’ streak evolved into Baseball’s No-hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats.
- Dirk Lammers talking about Baseball’s No-hit Wonders on ESPN 99.1’s Overtime with Jeff Thurn, Wednesday, June 10, 2015
- No-no regrets: Johan Santana would not alter a thing. Terry Collins might. – Sports Illustrated, May 31, 2015 – Sports Illustrated senior writer Phil Taylor delves into Santana’s 2012 no-hitter and questions whether it was worth it, considering the first no-no in New York Mets history might have cut short Santana’s career. Author Dirk Lammers is quoted throughout.
- BEA 2015: Dirk Lammers: Waiting for the Mets No-Hitter _ Publishers Weekly BEA Show Daily, May 27, 2015 – Publishers Weekly’s Dermot McEvoy profiles author Dirk Lammers about his upcoming book Baseball’s No-hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats at the 2015 Book Expo America in its Show Daily publication.
- Helping to Rewrite Record Book and the Tone of a Web Site – New York Times, June 1, 2012 – New York Times writer Vincent Mallozzi, who featured NoNoHitters.com in a May 2011 profile, puts it quite bluntly in his lede: “The curse is history — so is the Web site.” The Web site lives on, actually, but with a new focus chronicling the San Diego Padres’ streak of never throwing a no-no.
- Nonohitters.com, Web site that chronicles dubious history, happy to get no hits – New York Post, June 1, 2012 – The New York Post’s Brian Costello talks about the site’s new focus and how it will continue post Mets no-no. Writes Costello, “At 9:50 p.m. Friday, Dirk Lammers made the post to his website he had always dreamed of: ‘We are obsolete … finally!!!'”
- ‘No-No-Hit’ Blog Loses Its Reason for Being – Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2012 – Wall Street Journal writer Jared Diamond tells the tale of how NoNoHitters.com made history in just one night. The story talks about the superstitious method in which I watched the game (video tuned to SNY on the iPad; audio tuned to WFAN on the Android phone) in order to not jinx the no-no.
- Mets’ No Hitter Means NoNoHitters Is No More – The Atlantic Monthly website, June 1, 2012 – Atlantic Wire writer Connor Simpson features NoNoHitters.com in a collection of media reactions to Johan Santana breaking the Mets’ longstanding curse.
- Johan Santana Just Threw The First No-Hitter In New York Mets History – Deadspin, June 1, 2012 – Deadspin’s Erik Malinowski celebrates Santana’s no-hitter and quotes NoNoHitters.com to illustrate the Mets’ many near misses.
- Johan Santana Has Thrown a No-Hitter! – New York Magazine, June 1, 2012 – New York Magazine’s shares the great news that Johan Santana has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets history in the franchise’s 8,020th game. He also notes that NoNoHitters.com has already been updated!
- No-No-Han! After 8,020 games, Santana finally gives the Mets their first no-hitter – Buffalo News, June 2, 2012 – The Buffalo News celebrates Johan’s no-no and notes “Twitter nearly broke and the Web site NoNoHitters.com announced it can finally become obsolete.”
- New York Mets: Pitchers Who Have Come Closest to the Team’s First No-Hitter – Bleacher Report, May 12, 2012 – As the Mets’ no no-hitter count hits 8,000, Bleacher Report’s Tony Marcano recaps the 50-year streak while mentioning NoNoHitters.com and our list of the seven pitchers who have thrown no-hitters after leaving the Mets and the 10 who came to the Mets having already thrown no-nos.
- No-Hitters elude jinxed New York Mets – Florida Today, April 24, 2012 – After former New York Mets pitcher Philip Humber pitches a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox, Florida Today columnist John A. Torres looks back at the Mets’ 50-year no-hitters drought, telling readers to check out NoNoHitters.com for more Mets no-hit futility.
- A Mets Web Site About Nothing – New York Times, May 20, 2011 – New York Times writer Vincent Mallozzi profiles NoNoHitters.com shortly after Mets pitcher Dillon Gee took a potential no-no 5 2/3 innings deep. I was in Paris at the time, and had to use Skype in a hostel’s Internet cafe for the interview.
- Bradley: After all these years, it’s hard to believe the Mets have still never thrown a no-hitter – The Star-Ledger, May 11, 2012 – Star-Ledger columnist Jeff Bradley talks to Tom Seaver about the Mets’ no-hitters drought and notes how NoNoHitters.com has turned the streak into a positive.
- Mets Weekly (streaming video file) – SNY television, Aug. 15, 2009 – SNY’s Mets news magazine hosted by Julia Alexandria showcases NoNoHitters.com in its “Sites, Sounds, Links and Blogs” segment. One of the show’s video journalists interviewed me in the upper deck at Citi Field during a weekday game against the Colorado Rockies.
- Forty years later, Jim Qualls still looms as biggest figure in New York Mets’ no-hit futility – The Star-Ledger, May 28, 2009 – Star-Ledger writer Steve Politi profiles Jim Qualls, the man who ended Tom Seaver’s bid for a Mets perfect game July 9, 1969 with a one-out ninth-inning single. Politi for the piece interviews myself, Qualls and Ron Darling.
- Despite Jonathon Niese’s bid, Mets still without a no-hitter – CBSSports.com, April 8, 2012 – After Jon Niese loses a no-no in the seventh inning, CBSSports.com baseball blogger C. Trent Rosecrans talks about the Mets’ streaks and mentions the site.
- No-Hitters Have Given Mets the Slip Since 1962 – Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2011 – NoNoHitters.com is mentioned in a Wall Street Journal piece by writer Brian Costa that highlights the Mets’ dubious no no-no streak, which at the time lasted 49 years and 38 days.
- One-hit Wonders – ESPN New York, Aug. 18, 2010 – ESPNNewYork.com baseball writer Mark Simon chronicles the Mets’ one-hitters after R.A. Dickey throws the team’s 35th, missing the elusive no-no on a lone Cole Hamels single. NoNoHitters.com gets a mention.
- Mets, Padres Unlucky To Have No No-Hitters – Wall Street Journal’s “The Daily Fix,” July 28, 2010 – Wall Street Journal blogger Carl Bialik discusses the no no-hitters streaks that belong to the Mets and the San Diego Padres and discusses the probabilities of throwing one. NoNoHitters.com gets a couple of mentions in the story.
- Mets’ Pelfrey: We’ll get our no-no – New York Daily News, April 22, 2012 – Kristi Ackert interviews Mike Pelfrey about his friend Philip Humber’s perfect game in an article that mentions NoNoHitters.com. Pelfrey vows: “I think one day it’s gonna happen. I can’t tell you when, but it’s gonna happen eventually.”
- Phillip Humber’s Perfect Game Continues New York Mets’ No-Hitter Curse – Bleacher Report, April 21, 2012 – Columnist Michael Moraitis discusses ex-Met Philip Humber’s perfect game and his addition to the “No-hitters after they left the Mets” club.