Will anyone ever match Johnny Vander Meer’s feat of back to back no hitters?
Well maybe. And if any pitcher is good enough to do that, it is Clayton Kershaw!
I ponder a lot of scenarios on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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It is Episode Number 400 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast! As I reached that big number, I think about some other baseball numbers that we may never see passed.
And I share why I think someone will have back to back no hitters and pass Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak.
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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – November 26, 2013
Johnny Vander Meer
is the only pitcher in history to throw no hitters in consecutive starts.
He threw the first one on June 11th, 1938 for the Reds against the Boston Bees (aka the Braves).
The second one he threw on June 15th, 1938 in Brooklyn. It was the first night game played in Brooklyn and I guess the Dodgers batters needed some time to adjust to night ballgame.
Every time someone throws a no hitter, we are reminded in the pitcher’s next start about Vander Meer.
Now Vander Meer died in 1997 with his feat unmatched.
But I wonder if he had kids or grandkids. I wonder if they get together and watch each start after a no hitter with champagne like the 1972 Dolphins, hoping their pop or grand dad’s record never gets surpassed.
Right now Mark Buehrle
has the Twins hitless through 4 innings in his first start after hisperfect game.
I wonder if they are rooting for him or against him.
If it were my dad, I’d be rooting against him… but I am a petty man.
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