The San Diego Padres set a major-league record by becoming the first club to open a season by getting shut out three straight times, three years ago today
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Murry Dickson no-hit the New York Yankees in a Grapefruit League game, 71 years ago today.
The Miami Marlins nearly tossed a combined no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals in Grapefruit League play on Sunday, falling just three outs shy of the feat during a 4-2 win at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida.
Happy 40th birthday to Johan Santana, the man who ended the New York Mets’ no no-hitters streak and passed the torch to the San Diego Padres. @johansantana
Happy 62nd birthday to former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dave Stewart, who threw a no-hitter in Toronto in 1990.
Two pitchers who threw no-hitters – Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson – were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 83 years ago today.