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NoNoHitters.com Sep 22, 2016

Rangers’ Blyleven no-hits Angels, 39 years ago today

Bert Blyleven became the only no-hitter thrown born in the Netherlands, 39 years ago today. The Texas Rangers pitcher from Zeist no-hit the California Angels on Thursday, September 22, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium. Blyleven, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, is now a color analyst for the Minnesota Twins.
NoNoHitters.com Sep 21, 2016

Cardinals’ Paul Dean, Athletics’ Vida Blue throw no-hitters on this date

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Paul Dean and the Oakland Athletics’ Vida Blue threw no-hitters on this date. On Friday, September 21, 1934, during the second game of an Ebbets Field doubleheader against Brooklyn, Dean no-hit the Dodgers for a 3-0 win. The no-no broke the longest no-hitter drought in Major League Baseball history in terms …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 20, 2016

Bob Moose no-hits Mets 47 years ago today, 1 of 6 on this date

September 20 is a popular day for a no-hitter. Six no-hitters have been tossed on this date, though none of those have been thrown in the 47 years since Bob Moose temporarily interrupted the Miracle Mets’ postseason push with a no-hitter at Shea Stadium on Saturday, September 20, 1969. Moose on that day struck out …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 18, 2016

Cardinals’ Washburn pays back Giants, 48 years ago today

Four no-hitters were tossed on this date, but three of them are more than 100 years old. The only modern-day no-hitter was thrown on Wednesday, September 18, 1968, by the St. Louis Cardinals’ Ray Washburn against the San Francisco Giants. It came just a day after the Giants’ Gaylord Perry no-hit the Cards. The others: …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 17, 2016

Nomo throws Coors Field no-no, 20 years ago today

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hideo Nomo no-hit the Colorado Rockies, 20 years ago today. On Tuesday, September 17, 1996, Nomo threw a no-no against the Rockies for a 9-0 win at Coors Field. It remains the ballpark’s only no-hitter. Nomo followed it up with a second no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in 2001. Also …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 15, 2016

126th anniversary of Cannonball Titcomb’s no-no

The Rochester Broncos’ Ledell “Cannonball” Titcomb threw a no-hitter against the Syracuse Stars, 126 years ago today. It was the first no-hitter thrown after baseball established a walk as four balls. On Monday, September 15, 1890, Titcomb no-hit the Stars for a 7-0 win in an American Association match-up at Rochester’s Culver Field. Titcomb walked …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 15, 2016

Baseball’s neutral-site no-no, 8 years ago today

The Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano threw a neutral site no-hitter, eight years ago today. The Houston Astros had a game scheduled against the Cubs on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, but the team was forced to play the game outside of Houston because of Hurricane Ike. The Brewers offered Miller Park, and the stadium’s close proximity …
Gaslamp Ball Sep 14, 2016

SD 6, SF 4: The Padres continue to exact revenge against the Giants

That's a nice playoff run you have there. It'd be a shame if something happened to it. If there's one thing the Padres are doing in mid-September, it's ruining the day of Giants fans across the world. Today, San Francisco thought they would be able to close the division lead the Dodgers are currently holding over them with a game two win against the Padres. They were about to do that, too. Until the 9th inning. After a stellar start from Clayton Richard against the Rockies, the Giants proved to be a bit of a tougher task. In a little over five innings, SF had 11 hits against Clayton. They...
NoNoHitters.com Sep 13, 2016

‘Dazzy’ Vance throws Brooklyn no-hitter, 91 years ago today

Charles “Dazzy” Vance threw a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Robins, 91 years ago today. The Hall of Famer beat Philadelphia 10-1 in the first game of a September 13, 1925 doubleheader at Ebbets Field while holding the Phillies to no hits. The Phillies scored their lone run on two Brooklyn errors and a sacrifice fly. …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 12, 2016

Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks takes no-no into 9th vs. Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks came 3 outs within no-hitting the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night before giving up a leadoff home run in the ninth inning to Jeremy Hazelbaker. The Cubs held on for a 4-1 victory at Busch Stadium. Hendricks walked two and struck out seven while trying to complete the 296th …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 11, 2016

Dave Roberts: A modern-day Preston Gomez

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is quickly becoming a modern-day Preston Gomez. Roberts pulled Rich Hill after Hill threw seven innings of perfect baseball Saturday, and the bullpen couldn’t complete what could have been the majors’ first combined perfecto as the Dodgers topped the Marlins in Miami 5-0. Rich Hill had himself quite the …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 10, 2016

Heading to new Comiskey on 49th anniversary of Horlen’s no-no

I’m heading to New Comiskey this evening on the 49th anniversary of Joel “Joe” Horlen’s Chicago White Sox no-hitter. Sure, the new Comiskey is now called U.S. Cellular Field and will soon be branded Guaranteed Rate Field, but since it’s built next door to the historic park, I’d rather consider it New Comiskey as I …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 9, 2016

Koufax perfecto sets new career no-no mark, 51 years ago today

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw his fourth no-hitter in the form of a perfect game, 51 years ago today. On September 9, 1965, Koufax retired each of the 27 Chicago Cubs batters he faced at Dodger Stadium to set a new record for career no-hitters. Nolan Ryan would eventually break the mark of 4 …
Friars on Base Sep 8, 2016

Derek Norris continues to struggle

Entering Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Derek Norris is batting .182 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs in 111 games. He has seen his playing time decrease recently in favor of Hector Sanchez, who was claimed by the Padres in June. Sanchez, 26, has batted .270 with two home runs and six […] Derek Norris continues to struggle - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Sep 8, 2016

Astros’ Darryl Kile no-hits Mets, 23 years ago today

Darryl Kile threw a Houston Astros no-hitter, 23 years ago today. Kile struck out nine while walking one in the Wednesday, September 8, 1993, game at the Astrodome in which the Astros won 7-1. Kile retired the first 10 New York Mets batters, but the Mets got their run in the fourth thanks to a …
Friars on Base Sep 7, 2016

Baseball is Just a Game, and Sometimes Much More

Baseball is just a game. Many have romanticized the game from its legendary beginning on the Elysian Fields through the present, yet it remains nothing more than a group of people choosing sides and following rules that have rarely changed in over a hundred and fifty years. They pitch a ball from 60 feet 6 […] Baseball is Just a Game, and Sometimes Much More - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NoNoHitters.com Sep 7, 2016

Evers hits majors’ only two-triple cycle, 66 years ago today

The Detroit Tigers’ Hoot Evers became the only major league player to notch two triples while hitting for the cycle, 66 years ago today. Evers accomplished the feat on Thursday, September 7, 1950, on the road at Cleveland’s Briggs Stadium, and the Indians had already built a 7-0 lead and knocked Tigers starter Art Houtteman …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 7, 2016

Terriers’ Davenport, Red Sox’s Ehmke, Hilldale’s Carter threw no-nos on this date

The St. Louis Terriers’ Dave Davenport, the Boston Red Sox’s Howard Ehmke and Hilldale’s Paul Carter threw no-hitters on this date. In the Federal League, Davenport pitched the fifth and final no-hitter in the league’s short history on September 7, 1915 during the opening game of a Tuesday doubleheader at St. Louis’ Handlan’s Park. The …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 6, 2016

Smith, Tesreau and Sanchez tossed no-hitters on this date

Frank Smith, Jeff Tesreau and Anibal Sanchez threw no-hitters on this date. Smith, a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, threw his first of two career no-hitters during the second game of a Wednesday doubleheader at Detroit’s Bennett Park on September 6, 1905. Smith had plenty of run support in this game, as the Sox …
NoNoHitters.com Sep 5, 2016

Hilldale’s Cockrell no-hits Detroit Stars, 105 years ago today

Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter, 105 years ago today. On September 5, 1921, during the second game of a Monday doubleheader, Cockrell no-hit the Detroit Stars for a 3-0 win.He followed that up with another no-no less than a year alter, no-hitting the Chicago American Giants for a 5-0 win on Saturday, …

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