Showing posts with label No-Hitters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label No-Hitters. Show all posts

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mets R.A. Dickey's One Hitter Reviewed, Case Closed - Appeal Denied

Pitcher R.A. Dickey made it clear from the start that he wanted no part of it. If he was to get a no-hitter, he wanted it to be controversy-free. He wanted it to be clean.

Dickey, the knuckleball-throwing ace, got his wish Friday when Major League Baseball denied the Mets’ appeal on the ruling of the Rays’ B.J. Upton’s first-inning single in Wednesday’s game that turned out to be the only hit against Dickey. The club felt third baseman David Wright committed an error on the play when he tried to bare-hand the ball.

The decision was handed down by Joe Torre, the retired Yankees manager, who serves as MLB’s executive vice president of baseball operations.

Mets manager Terry Collins always felt the appeal was a long shot, saying “It (the decision) was expected. Once again, we took a shot.”

Dickey said he’s glad the episode is over and is happy with the ruling because the no-hitter would’ve been tainted.

“It was nice that the Mets wanted to do it,” said Dickey, who is 10-1 with a 2.20 ERA.

“It was never my idea in the first place. In truth, I’m fairly relieved that it ended up the way that it did. I didn’t want an asterisk by it. It would be bigger than the no-hitter itself.”

Thursday, June 14, 2012

No Hitter Mania : Inside the Numbers

So far this year,  it has been No-Hitter Mania...  Matt Cain's Perfect Game last night marked the 277th (No Hitter) in Major League History..  Johan Santana's No-Hit Bid was the 275th ... It was the 5th No Hitter in 2012 and 14th Since 2010. Some will say this is the year of the no-hitter, but not so. Since 1973 (year I was conceived) there was seven "No hitters" thrown in 1990/91,  Six thrown in 2010. And in 2012,  it marks the third highest yearly total (Five) along with 1973, but this year is not over yet!

Top Ten Teams that have had the most no hitters in MLB History:
  1. Dodgers-20
  2. Red Sox-19
  3. White Sox-18
  4. Reds-15, Indians-15 (2)
  5. Giants-14
  6. Braves-13, Yankees-13 (2)
  7. A's-11
  8. Cubs-10, Astros-10, Phillies-10, Angels-10, Orioles-10 (5)
  9. Cardinals-9
  10. Pirates-7, Twins-7, Tigers-7 (3)

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