Comments on: Matt Garza’s no-hitter http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: SJBlonger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34185 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 04:46:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34185 It depends, I'm sure, on what you consider a no-hit bid. If you limit it to 5 innings or more, then I can confirm that the only two no-hit bids broken up by grand slams since play-by-play data is available (1950) are this game and the Viola game in 1990.

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By: John http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34161 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 01:08:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34161 Wow... thanks, to the three of you who answered my question: I should have remembered that.

But out of curiosity, is that the only time, or just one that everyone remembered? Is this something that the PI can answer? (Couldn't figure out how, myself... I'm not a true baseball geek anymore. :'( )

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By: Mike Emeigh http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34154 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:28:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34154 Last pitcher to throw a no-hitter and earn a save in the same season was Chris Bosio in 1993.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34150 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:18:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34150 While the Mets, Rockies, Rays, and Padres are still waiting for their first-ever no-hitters, keep in mind also that no team while based in Washington, DC, has had a no-hitter since August 8, 1931. To put that in perspective, Frank Howard, probably the best offensive player of the expansion Senators, wasn't born until the 5th anniversary of that game.

Maybe Strasburg will do it one day. Or maybe someone completely unheralded. Or maybe it will never happen again.

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By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34128 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 22:16:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34128 So is it safe to say that this is the latest in a game that the first OVERALL hit was a grand slam? If there were only five longer double-no-hit bids, I can't imagine any of them were destroyed by a salami.

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By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34110 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 21:00:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34110 Not to get too far off topic, but seeing Bobby Witt's name up there prompted me to check out his career stats, which are remarkably abysmal for pitcher with nearly 2500 innings under their belt. If you haven't already, could you do a post sometime on the worst pitchers with long careers?

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By: Fireworks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34090 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 20:03:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34090 @ 17 At least they aren't unrepentant homers. I can't stand the Marlins broadcasters "His name is DAN UGGLA!", or Hawk Harrelson. I like Kay's homer call, but I think the booth is best when it's Leiter and Singleton.

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By: Larry R. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34084 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:42:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34084 @8

Spahnie threw one, but as a Brave. In the same series, 2 days later, Mays hit 4 HRs in a game. Another reason to love baseball.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34067 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:09:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34067 They did mention the no-hitter on YES when Nancy Newman or whoever it is gave a studio update during the game.

But I agree the Yankee broadcasts are severely lacking, not just lately.

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By: masonfyks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7580/comment-page-1#comment-34044 Tue, 27 Jul 2010 17:23:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7580#comment-34044 @3 Michael Kay was not present for the YES network last night. In fact, Kenny Singleton, during the post game didn't even get the update about the no-hitter or the conclusion.

Why, can they not make immediate important info avail to all broadcasters in this age of technology. I am able to follow the games using mlb's atbat application for my blackberry while at work in a busy 911 system. I believe that the Yankees TV and Radio broadcasts are severely lacking lately, and maybe it is time for a change there with personalities.

Congrats to Matt Garza on his well earned no hitter.

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