After modern baseball’s resident loudmouth today came within one out of no-hitting Oakland, I thought it would be time to remember a legend. Back in 1988, former Jay Dave Stieb did the exact same in consecutive games to end the season against Baltimore and Cleveland. Oh and he happened to do it again in 1989 against the Yankees. He finally got his revenge by completing his one and only no-hitter against the Indians in 1990.
Current Jay Roy Halladay also came within one out of no-hitting the 1998 Tigers, in his second ever major league appearance, no less, until a pinch-hit Bobby Higginson homer ended the bid. Too bad he’s pitching like Josh Towers right now.