Here is one hour of color footage, via WGN, of Jim Maloney’s August 19, 1965 no-hitter versus the Cubs.
The last October regular season no-hitter was in 1972 and thrown by the Expos’ Bill Stoneman.
Henderson Alvarez pitches a no-hitter…when the winning run scores in the bottom of the ninth on a bases loaded WILD PITCH.
The last player to throw a last-day-of-the-season no-hitter was Bumpus Jones, Cincinnati Reds, October 15, 1892.
Alvarez was in the on-deck circle so he may be the first pitcher mobbed after a no-hitter while wearing a helmet.
Oh and the Marlins swept the Tigers.
Bailey, who is also the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan (1974 - 1975) to throw two consecutive no-hitters. His last no-hitter was September 28, 2012 against the Pirates. No pithcer has thrown a no-no since.
Bailey joins 26 others who have thrown multiple no-hitters. (The active pitchers who have are Justin Verlander, Mark Buehrle, and Roy Halladay - kinda since one was regular season and one was playoffs.)
It was the 280th no-hitter in MLB history.
Bailey’s line: 9 IP 0 R 0 ER 0 H 1 BB 9 K, 109 pitches
Gregor Blanco was the only Giant to reach base with a walk in the 7th inning.
Sources: MLB.com and FOX Sports Ohio
Neat stuff Tuesday during YES’ Mariners-Yankees. A graphic asked the name of the M’s losing pitcher on this date, in 1996, when Dwight Gooden pitched his no-hitter.
David Cone jumped: “I was lying in a hospital bad. That’s why Doc was starting. That was my spot in the rotation when I was diagnosed with an aneurysm.
“I actually listened to that game on the radio because we couldn’t get it on TV up at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. That was my start — and Dwight Gooden pitched a no-hitter!”
Al Leiter, also in the booth, was flabbergasted to hear that. Who knew? Who remembered that part of it?
“And three days before that,” Cone said, “Al Leiter [with the Marlins] had a no-hitter.”
Oh, the answer: Twice-Yankee Sterling Hitchcock.