Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers and one for the Houston Astros; Clyde Wright, who threw one for the California Angels; Jim Wilson, who tossed one for the Milwaukee Braves; and Dave Davenport, who threw one for the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League.
Opening Day no-no thrower Bob Feller became the first player to enlist in the military after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, 78 years ago today.
What do you get for throwing two no-hitters in a season? How about a trade?
Happy 36th birthday to Matt Garza, who threw the only no-hitter in Tampa Bay Rays history.
Armando Galarraga threw what should have been declared major-league baseball’s 21st perfect game, nine years ago today.
Jim Colborn and Juan Nieves threw MLB no-hitters AND appeared alongside Kevin Costner’s Billy Chapel during his perfecto in “For Love of the Game”?