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WiffleWOOD
11-10-04, 10:01 AM
http://www.robneyer.com/book_04_ExpectNoNo.html

My favorite part is the chart of "least likely pitchers who actually did pitch a no-hitter:"

1. Bumpus Jones
2. Iron Davis

i wish people still had names like that.

AngelAstro
11-10-04, 12:01 PM
I wonder about Pedro and his nine inning perfect performance. If he was taken out after the 9th inning, would he be credited with a no-hitter?

Basically, is he not credited with a no-hitter because he gave up a hit in the tenth inning or because the game did not end after 9 innings?

WiffleWOOD
11-10-04, 03:07 PM
according to a good friend, who happens to be the most knowledgeable baseball mind that I know (and a writer for BP):

"I believe that in the record book he actually does. Harvey Haddix is
the most famous example, having thrown, if memory serves, twelve
PERFECT innings once in 1953 (?) before losing on a home run by Joe
Adcock in the 13th.

Fred Toney and Hippo Vaughn also threw the only double no-hitter ever
in 1917 (?), a 1-0, 10-inning affair. I think both of them were
credited with no-hitters despite one...can't remember which
one...having lost it in the 10th."

JeffWeaverFan
11-12-04, 12:54 AM
Interesting stuff Wiffle.

I'll never forget good old Andy Hawkins throwing his no-hitter against the White Sox in 1990 (or was it 91?) but still losing the game 4-0. Unfortunately for him, since he didn't pitch the 9th inning of the game, they later took away his no-hitter. Poor guy. I was at that game by the way.

WebsterMulligan
11-13-04, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by WiffleWOOD
according to a good friend, who happens to be the most knowledgeable baseball mind that I know (and a writer for BP):

"I believe that in the record book he actually does. Harvey Haddix is
the most famous example, having thrown, if memory serves, twelve
PERFECT innings once in 1953 (?) before losing on a home run by Joe
Adcock in the 13th.

That game occurred on May 26, 1959. The perfect game was broken up when Milwaukee's leadoff hitter reached on an error, leading off the 13th. What a tough break, to lose that game.

http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/H/Haddix_Harvey.stmhttp://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/H/Haddix_Harvey.stm