Baseball Crank
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September 1, 2007
BASEBALL: Making It Look Easy

Clay Buchholz's no-hitter in his second major league start puts me in mind of this.

UPDATE: Note that that list should now be updated - Scott Erickson did pitch for the Mets, Pedro Martinez threw 9 no-hit innings in 1995 before losing it in the 10th, plus the list of Mets relievers to participate in a combined no-no went to 3 when Billy Wagner joined the team.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:14 PM | Baseball 2007 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Let's not forget the virtually unknown feat of BoBo Holloman of the 1953 St. Louis Browns. He pitched a no-hitter in his first major league star against the Philadelphia A's.

Here is the Wikipedia entry, but I remembered it from "Veeck As In Wreck", one of the absolutlely great baseball autobiographies.

"Alva Lee "Bobo" Holloman (March 7, 1925 - May 1, 1987) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Browns in 1953. Holloman pitched in just 22 games in his lone year, with three wins against seven losses. However, he pitched a no-hitter in his first major league start against the Philadelphia Athletics on May 6, 1953 and remains the only pitcher in MLB history to ever have thown a no-hitter in his first major league start."

Posted by: NRA Life Member at September 2, 2007 6:54 PM

Clay Buchholz was drafted by the Red Sox with the pick they received in compensation for the Mets signing Pedro. Thank you.

Posted by: jim at September 3, 2007 10:38 AM
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