The Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann took an Opening Day perfect game bid into the seventh inning on Thursday, but Bob Feller’s reign as being the only MLB pitcher to toss a no-hitter to start the season remains safe another year.
A pair of New York Giants pitchers tossed a St. Patty’s Day no-hitter, 67 years ago today.
Steve Barber, who threw 8⅔ innings of a 9-inning no-hit loss in 1967, was born 81 years ago today.
Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers, 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.
The Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Virgil Trucks after he threw no-hitters in a season, 66 years ago today.
The Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez finished off the 2013 season with a no-hitter that ended with a walk-off wild pitch, five years ago today.