Happy 38th birthday to Hisashi Iwakuma, who broke a streak of 12 straight National League no-hitters by throwing one for the AL’s Seattle Mariners in 2015.
Happy 37th birthday to the Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma, who broke a streak of 12 straight National League no-hitters by throwing one against the Baltimore Orioles in 2015.
The date was Aug. 30, 1973, and Hanshin Tigers pitcher Yutaka Enatsu dug into the Hanshin Koshien Stadium batter’s box in the 11th inning with hopes of breaking a scoreless tie. Enatsu was Hanshin’s 25-year-old strikeout ace, and the southpaw had been holding the Chunichi Dragons hitless over 11 innings of work. Unfortunately, his Tigers…
The Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma has thrown the 291st no-hitter in major league history, topping the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field. Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three.