Sending out 80th birthday wishes to Phil Niekro, who tossed a no-hitter for the Atlanta Braves against the San Diego Padres 46 seasons ago.
The Padres no no-hitters count is moving again. With that Evan Longoria 1st-inning single off Eric Lauer, the Padres have now played 7,977 regular-season games without a no-hitter.
Happy 72nd birthday to Bill Plummer, who zapped Randy Jones’ chance to toss the San Diego #Padres’ first no-hitter in 1975.
Happy birthday to Dock Ellis, the only major league pitcher known to throw a no-hitter under the influence of LSD.
Forty-six years ago today, on Sept. 2, 1972, the Chicago Cubs’ Milt Pappas no-hit the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, becoming the only pitcher in MLB history to lose a perfect game by walking the 27th batter but still get a no-hitter (two others did it on hit batsmen).
The San Diego Padres are now just 100 games away from reaching the New York Mets’ mark of most games without a no-hitter to start a franchise.