The Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann took an Opening Day perfect game bid into the seventh inning on Thursday, but Bob Feller’s reign as being the only MLB pitcher to toss a no-hitter to start the season remains safe another year.
Five no-hitters have been thrown on this date (April 30), but only four of the pitchers (Charlie Robertson, James “Tex” Carleton, Bob Feller and Jim Maloney) also earned a victory.
Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw the only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history, 78 years ago today.
It’s official: Bob Feller’s streak of being the only MLB pitcher to toss an Opening Day no-hitter remains intact another year.
It’s looking like Bob Feller’s record for being the only MLB pitcher to thrown an Opening Day no-hitter might be safe another year.
Hall of Famer Bob Feller threw the only Opening Day no-hitter in baseball history, 77 years ago today. The 21-year-old Feller used his “heater from Van Meter” fastball on April 16, 1940, to mow down eight White Sox batters as the Cleveland Indians topped Chicago 1-0. Feller’s parents and sister, Marguerite, were among the 14,000…