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April 27, 1991
Sure, 56 games is a long hitting streak and 511 victories are monumental, but there are two other feats that will never be broken: 1) Rennie Stennett's seven for seven in a nine-inning game. 2) Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters. DOUGLAS B. SINGER Santa Barbara
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June 15, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this century, major league pitchers have pitched 185 no-hit games. Only five pitchers have thrown two no-hit games in one season. One of those is Johnny Vander Meer, who did it in 1938. But the case of Vander Meer merits special scrutiny, even 61 years later. His no-hitters were consecutive. When Vander Meer pitched no-hitters against the Boston Braves (June 11) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (June 15) it stunned baseball, and it's a stunner today.
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June 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Vancouver's Tom Drees lost his bid to become the first professional to pitch three no-hitters in a row but survived a shaky first inning for his third straight Pacific Coast League win as the Canadians defeated Albuquerque, 10-7, before 13,258 fans Friday night. Drees' hitless string ended quickly when Tracy Woodson hit a fastball for a two-run, first-inning homer. Drees, 25, had pitched no-hitters within five days in May to join former Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds and Bill Bell of Bristol (Va.)
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October 13, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post on Andrew Golota's loss to Lennox Lewis: "He went paws up in 95 seconds; he hit the deck so fast they should have checked for skid marks. After the fight, Golota collapsed from what was described as an 'anxiety attack.' "Who is he going to fight next, Jerry Lewis?" * Trivia time: What with Teresa Edwards being player/coach of the ABL's Atlanta Glory, who was the last NBA player/coach?
SPORTS
June 15, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In this century, major league pitchers have pitched 185 no-hit games. Only five pitchers have thrown two no-hit games in one season. One of those is Johnny Vander Meer, who did it in 1938. But the case of Vander Meer merits special scrutiny, even 61 years later. His no-hitters were consecutive. When Vander Meer pitched no-hitters against the Boston Braves (June 11) and the Brooklyn Dodgers (June 15) it stunned baseball, and it's a stunner today.
SPORTS
October 13, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Tony Kornheiser of the Washington Post on Andrew Golota's loss to Lennox Lewis: "He went paws up in 95 seconds; he hit the deck so fast they should have checked for skid marks. After the fight, Golota collapsed from what was described as an 'anxiety attack.' "Who is he going to fight next, Jerry Lewis?" * Trivia time: What with Teresa Edwards being player/coach of the ABL's Atlanta Glory, who was the last NBA player/coach?
SPORTS
June 15, 1988 | BOB WOLF, Special to The Times
It wasn't one of the highlights of Leo Durocher's checkered career, yet it put him in a class by himself in baseball history. Leo the Lip was the man who made the final out of the most significant no-hit game ever. He doubtless has forgotten dozens of things that happened in his 49 years in baseball, but not this. He was the last batter with a chance to foil Johnny Vander Meer's bid for an unprecedented second straight no-hitter, and he came reasonably close to pulling it off.
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June 12, 1988 | JIM DONAGHY, Associated Press
Fifty years ago, the stars came out at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field and one was born on the mound. On June 15, 1938, Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no-hitter to beat the Dodgers, 6-0. There were 38,748 on hand to see the first night game at Ebbets and Vander Meer's unmatched piece of baseball history.
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May 8, 1991 | Associated Press
Nolan Ryan will take the mound against the Blue Jays at Toronto tonight, trying to become the second pitcher to throw back-to-back no-hitters. Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds did it in 1938. "My back has been bothering me but things are getting better and if I don't have another setback I should be ready," Ryan said. Alice Torre, wife of St.
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October 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Ewell "The Whip" Blackwell, who came within two outs of pitching consecutive no-hitters for the Cincinnati Reds in 1947, has died at his home in Hendersonville. He was 74. The cause of the death was not released Tuesday. The 6-foot-6 Blackwell was nicknamed "The Whip" for his side-armed delivery. In 1947, he set a National League record for right-handers when he won 16 consecutive games. During the streak, Blackwell tossed a no-hitter against the Boston Braves on June 18.
SPORTS
April 27, 1991
Sure, 56 games is a long hitting streak and 511 victories are monumental, but there are two other feats that will never be broken: 1) Rennie Stennett's seven for seven in a nine-inning game. 2) Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters. DOUGLAS B. SINGER Santa Barbara
SPORTS
June 3, 1989 | Associated Press
Vancouver's Tom Drees lost his bid to become the first professional to pitch three no-hitters in a row but survived a shaky first inning for his third straight Pacific Coast League win as the Canadians defeated Albuquerque, 10-7, before 13,258 fans Friday night. Drees' hitless string ended quickly when Tracy Woodson hit a fastball for a two-run, first-inning homer. Drees, 25, had pitched no-hitters within five days in May to join former Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds and Bill Bell of Bristol (Va.)
SPORTS
June 15, 1988 | BOB WOLF, Special to The Times
It wasn't one of the highlights of Leo Durocher's checkered career, yet it put him in a class by himself in baseball history. Leo the Lip was the man who made the final out of the most significant no-hit game ever. He doubtless has forgotten dozens of things that happened in his 49 years in baseball, but not this. He was the last batter with a chance to foil Johnny Vander Meer's bid for an unprecedented second straight no-hitter, and he came reasonably close to pulling it off.
SPORTS
June 12, 1988 | JIM DONAGHY, Associated Press
Fifty years ago, the stars came out at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field and one was born on the mound. On June 15, 1938, Cincinnati's Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no-hitter to beat the Dodgers, 6-0. There were 38,748 on hand to see the first night game at Ebbets and Vander Meer's unmatched piece of baseball history.
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