Last night, Felix Hernandez almost did it. He almost pitched another perfect game.
It may have not been “perfect” but Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners still won their seventh straight game.
The average pitcher has about a .000645 chance of throwing a no-hitter, a near impossible feat to accomplish. In the spring of 1938, Cincinnati Reds rookie pitcher Johnny Vander Meer pitched two, back to back.
New this year, Double No-Hit by James W. Johnson offers an inning-by-inning account of that historic second consecutive no-hitter accomplished during the first night game in New York City against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Ebbets Field.