Today is the 20th anniversary of David Wells’ perfect game for the New York Yankees and the 55th anniversary of the first Houston Colt .45’s no-hitter.
If the New York Mets’ P.J. Conlon can throw a no-hitter in his MLB debut tonight at Great American Ball Park (no pressure), he’d become the third Ireland-born hurler – and the first in 135 years – to toss a major-league no-no.
Happy 32nd birthday to Homer Bailey, the Cincinnati Reds hurler who tossed no-hitters in 2012 and 2013.
Nolan Ryan threw his major league record seventh no-hitter, 27 years ago today. Ryan, pitching for the Texas Rangers at the age of 44 on May 1, 1991, struck out 16 Blue Jays and held the others to no hits as the Rangers topped Toronto 3-0.
Happy birthday to Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank “Noodles” Hahn, thrower of a 1900 no-no.
New Jersey hosted its first major-league baseball game, 62 years ago today.