July 28, 1976: Duo no-hits A's
Submitted by BTGrimes on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:00am
No Hits, Many Walks
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - Chicago White Sox pitchers Blue Moon Odom and Francisco Barrios combined to no-hit the Oakland A's on this date in 1976. Odom started the game against his old team. Barrios relieved him in the 6th. So why would a pitcher throwing a no-hitter be lifted? Let me count the ways; 1) because he walked 9 batters in 5 innings, 2) it was a 2-1 game, 3) it was a key divisional rivalry (the White Sox and A's were both in the American League West in '76). The Sox ended up winning the contest 2-1.
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