The San Diego Padres took ownership of the major-league record for regular-season no-hit futility, one year ago today.
“Toothpick” Sam Jones, pitching for the Chicago Cubs on May 12, 1955, no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 4-0 win at Wrigley Field.
The San Diego Padres’ Bruce Hurst took an Opening Day no-hitter bid into the seventh inning, 30 years ago today.
The San Diego Padres’ no no-hitters streak celebrates its 51st birthday today. On Tuesday April 8, 1969, in the franchise’s first game, Padres starter Dick Selma gave up a leadoff single to right to the Houston Astros’ Jesús Alou, starting the no no-hitters streak at 1.
Happy birthday to Dock Ellis, the only major league pitcher known to throw a no-hitter under the influence of LSD.
Happy 76th birthday to #Padres no-no killer Denny Doyle, who tagged Steve Arlin for a 9th-inning bunt single in 1972.