Today is the 20th anniversary of David Wells’ perfect game for the New York Yankees and the 55th anniversary of the first Houston Colt .45’s no-hitter.
Nolan Ryan threw his major league record seventh no-hitter, 27 years ago today. Ryan, pitching for the Texas Rangers at the age of 44 on May 1, 1991, struck out 16 Blue Jays and held the others to no hits as the Rangers topped Toronto 3-0.
Today is one of two days throughout the calendar year in which we’re most flush with no-no birthdays: Ray Caldwell, Jesse Barnes, Virgil Trucks, Sal Maglie and Mike Scott.
The Houston Colt .45’s Ken Johnson threw a no-hitter and lost, 54 years ago today.
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.
The Texas Rangers’ Bartolo Colon took a perfect game into the eighth inning on Sunday before losing it on a leadoff walk and then saying goodbye to the no-hitter on a double.