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Friars on Base 16 hours ago

Padres Close to Signing Skip Schumacher

As the San Diego Padres continue to add depth to their roster – Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com indicated late Monday night that the Padres were close to signing veteran infielder and World Series winner Skip Schumacher to a minor league contract. He would also fill a valuable late game pinch hitter role for the Padres. […] Padres Close to Signing Skip Schumacher - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com 18 hours ago

Satchel Paige voted in the Hall, 45 years ago today

Satchel Paige became the first Negro Leagues star voted into the Hall of Fame, 45 years ago today. Paige was the first player to be selected by a 10-person committee honoring the contributions of the Negro Leagues to baseball’s history. Paige may have thrown dozens of no-hitters in barnstorming, semipro and minor league games. But …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 8, 2016

A 9-inning college softball no-no, 7 years ago today

It’s rare for a softball pitcher to throw a nine-inning no-hitter, if only because softball games are only scheduled to go seven innings. But Kent State’s Kylie Reynolds accomplished the feat seven years ago today, no-hitting Stetson for nine innings during the championship game of the Stetson Leadoff Classic in Deland, Fla. Reynolds struck out …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 7, 2016

Happy birthday Burt Hooton, threw ’72 no-no in fourth start

A happy 66th birthday to Burt Hooton, who threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in just his fourth major-league start. Hooton was just 22 when he tossed the April 16, 1972 no-no at Wrigley Field, leading the Cubs to a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Hooton walked seven and struck out seven, and, …
Friars on Base Feb 6, 2016

Former Padre Carlos Quentin signs with Twins

Former Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, 33, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. He will make $750,000 if he makes the 40-man roster. Quentin spent the 2012-2014 seasons with the Padres. Injuries limited him to 86, 82 and 50 games during his time in San Diego. He was named to the […] Former Padre Carlos Quentin signs with Twins - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 6, 2016

Baseball lost Lew Burdette, who threw ’60 no-no, 9 years ago today

Lew Burdette, who threw a 1960 no-no for the Milwaukee Braves, died nine years ago today. Burdette, born in Nitro, West Virginia in 1926, no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, August 18, 1960, for a 1-0 win at Milwaukee County Stadium. His no-no was one of 203 victories over an 18-year career, and Burdette posted …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 5, 2016

Happy birthday Devern Hansack, threw 5-inning, rain-shortened no-no in ’06

Happy 38th birthday to Devern Hansack, who threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in 2006. Major League Baseball’s committee for statistical accuracy had already determined that rain-shortened no-nos were not official no-hitters, but Hansack made the most of his October 1, 2006, against the Baltimore Orioles on the final day of …
Friars on Base Feb 5, 2016

Despaigne Dropped Out of Race for Padres’ Roster Spot

It seems like there are as many pitchers on the San Diego Padres’ roster as there are people running for President of the United States. It seems like everyone wants to be either the Commander-in-Chief or a member of the Padres’ staff. But as the political primaries pass and the weeks leading up to Opening […] Despaigne Dropped Out of Race for Padres’ Roster Spot - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 4, 2016

Padres Announce Caravan, FanFest Events

As the Major League Baseball seasons gets closer to beginning, it is time for the fun stuff that gets the fans really excited. While last year generated more off-season buzz in meeting the new roster that A.J. Preller assembled, this time of year is always exciting for any baseball fans. This week the Padres announced […] Padres Announce Caravan, FanFest Events - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 4, 2016

Time to Trade Andrew Cashner for the Padres?

At one point in his career, Andrew Cashner was traded for top first base power prospect Anthony Rizzo. Unfortunately for Padres fans and Cashner, he will simply always be compared and tied with that trade. Could another trade for Cashner be in the making that would take him away from the Padres a year before […] Time to Trade Andrew Cashner for the Padres? - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 4, 2016

“Schoolboy” Johnny Taylor born 100 years ago today

“Schoolboy” Johnny Taylor, who no-hit Satchel Paige’s Dominican All-Stars in 1937, was born 100 years ago today. Taylor, a New York Cubans pitcher, was representing the Negro All-Star Team on Sunday, September 19, 1937, during a benefit All-Star game at the Polo Grounds. Taylor held Paige’s team hitless and issued just two bases on balls. …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 4, 2016

Sydney’s Welch throws ABL playoff no-hitter, 5 years ago today

Syndey Blue Sox pitcher David Welch threw the first no-hitter in the history of the new Australian Baseball League, five years ago today. On Feb. 4, 2011, in Game 1 of a best-of-three playoff series, Welch no-hit the Adelaide Bite for an 8-0 win in front of 1,162 fans at Blacktown Olympic Park. The 27-year-old …
Friars on Base Feb 3, 2016

Former Padres GMs Regret Past Trades

As February 2nd comes and goes, another year for “Phil” to predict the season. This year he predicted an early Spring. However, the day is now entrenched in the national consciousness with Bill Murray in the movie by the same name, living the same day over and over but making different decisions each time. Sometimes […] Former Padres GMs Regret Past Trades - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 3, 2016

Happy birthday Lou Criger, Cy Young’s favorite catcher

Lou Criger, Cy Young’s favorite catcher who caught two of his no-hitters, was born 144 years ago today. Criger caught Young’s 1897 no-no for the Cleveland Spiders during the opening game of a September 18 doubleheader at Cleveland’s League Park. The Spiders topped the Cincinnati Reds 6-0. Criger was also behind the plate for Young’s …
NoNoHitters.com Feb 2, 2016

Happy birthday to no-no thrower Scott Erickson

Happy 48th birthday to Scott Erickson, who threw a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in 1994. Erickson had been struggling when he took the ball on Wednesday, April 27, 1994, entering the game with a 7.48 ERA. But he treated the 18,000 fans at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome by no-hitting Milwaukee Brewers for a …
Friars on Base Feb 2, 2016

Baseball Wiser Play than Football, According to Former Receiver

In the 2014 MLB Draft the San Diego Padres drafted Johnny Manziel despite the fact the now troubled Browns Quarterback and former Heisman Trophy Winner hadn’t played at all in college. Would he have been safer and made a smarter life decision if he had gone for baseball? If you ask former Steelers WR Antwaan […] Baseball Wiser Play than Football, According to Former Receiver - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 2, 2016

Ferrell, notched 4 RBIs during his Indians no-no, born 108 years ago today

Wes Ferrell, who tossed a Cleveland Indians no-hitter in 1931 while driving in four runs, was born 108 years ago today. On Wednesday, April 29, 1931, Ferrell held the St. Louis Browns hitless at Cleveland’s League Park for a 9-0 win. He was just as impressive at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a two-RBI home …
Friars on Base Feb 1, 2016

Padres Rank 25th in Farm System According to Baseball America

Though A.J. Preller pulled off a nice trade with the Red Sox to get a couple of prospects in the Top 100 List, he still has a lot of work to do. Baseball America confirmed as much with their latest Prospect Handbook, ranking the Padres 25th of the 30 MLB teams as reported by Jeff […] Padres Rank 25th in Farm System According to Baseball America - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base Feb 1, 2016

Padres 2016 Schedule Highlights

The Padres open up the 2016 season in just a little over two months at this point, and while the team is still trying to figure out its own identity with new coaches, a new manager, and a slew of new players on the roster, rest assured there will be plenty to do at Petco […] Padres 2016 Schedule Highlights - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Feb 1, 2016

Happy birthday Kent Mercker, threw 1 2/3 no-hitters

Happy 48th birthday to the Atlanta Braves’ Kent Mercker, who threw a 1994 no-hitter three years after tossing 6 innings of a combined no-no. Mercker threw his solo no-no during his first start of the 1994 season. On Friday, April 8, 1994, at Dodger Stadium, Mercker walked four Los Angeles Dodgers, struck out 10 and …

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