The Atlanta Braves’ Sean Newcomb fell one out short of throwing the 300th no-hitter in major-league baseball history on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Phillies’ Frank “Red” Donahue threw a no-hitter against the Boston Beaneaters, 120 years ago today. Donahue, who lost a league leading 35 games for the St. Louis (NL) Browns in 1897, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the season. On Friday, July 8, 1898, he no-hit the 1897 NL pennant winners at…
Johnny Vander Meer became the first pitcher to throw no-hitters in back-to-back starts, 80 years ago today.
MLB’s best pitching performance occurred 59 years ago today. On May 26, 1959, the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score.
Randy Johnson threw the majors’ 17th perfect game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter, 14 years ago today.
The St. Louis Browns’ “Bobo” Holloman threw a no-hitter in his first major league start, 55 years ago today.