The late Roy “Doc” Halladay threw a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Florida Marlins, eight years ago today.
MLB’s best pitching performance occurred 59 years ago today. On May 26, 1959, the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score.
The St. Louis Browns’ “Bobo” Holloman threw a no-hitter in his first major league start, 55 years ago today.
Happy 32nd birthday to Homer Bailey, the Cincinnati Reds hurler who tossed no-hitters in 2012 and 2013.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Nick Kingham retired the first 20 batters he faced Sunday in his major league debut before losing the perfect game on a seventh-inning single.
Happy 48th birthday to Ricardo Rincón, who closed out a combined Pittsburgh Pirates 10-inning no-hitter in 1997.