June 11, 1938: Vander Meer's 1st no-hitter
Submitted by BTGrimes on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 5:00am
Vander Meer out-hits Boston
CINCINNATI, OHIO - Cincinnati Red Legs pitcher Johnny Vander Meer got more hits than the entire Boston Braves team on this date in baseball history - one. Vander Meer no-hit the Braves 3-0 in the first of his two consecutive no-hitters.
There are records in baseball many believe will never be broken; Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak, Cy Young's 511 career wins, Don Larsen's World Series perfect game (it may be tied, but broken? Unlikely). What about this one? What are the odds someone will throw THREE no-hitters in a row? It's highly unlikely the record will ever be tied.
Vander Meer walked three and struck out four in his first no-hitter. He was down right wild in the second consecutive no-hitter, walking eight and striking out seven. Vander Meer created some drama in the 9th by walking the bases loaded before inducing the Dodgers' Leo Durocher to fly out to center .
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