25 min

No-Hit Wonders: More Than Just the Pitcher Sports Info Solutions Baseball Podcast

    • Baseball

On this episode, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) is joined by Dirk Lammers (@ddlammers), author of Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders and an expert on the history of no-hitters for a conversation on all the different factors that go into throwing one. Dirk explains the origins of his research, how much research he’s done, and his favorite (2:18). They then discuss the most prominent defensive plays in no-hitters, what made Gregor Blanco’s perfect game-saving catch so special, what percentage of no-hitters feature a good or great defensive play, and why Kevin Kouzmanoff should be remembered for his defensive work (7:21). They also get into the role of umpires and catchers (14:36) and look at patterns in pitchers that throw no-hitters (18:47). Lastly they discuss the most likely current pitchers to throw a no-hitter (20:01). Thanks for listening and stay safe!

Dirk’s website – NoNoHitters.com (@nonohitters)

No-Hitters Referenced
Robin Yount catch in Juan Nieves no-hitter LINK
Gregor Blanco catch in Matt Cain perfect game LINK
DeWayne Wise catch in Mark Buehrle perfect game LINK
Mike Baxter catch in Johan Santana no-hitter LINK

Dallas Braden perfect game LINK
Roy Halladay perfect game LINK
Francisco Liriano no-hitter LINK
Harvey Haddix near-perfect game LINK
Max Scherzer’s 17-strikeout no-hitter LINK
Sandy Koufax perfect game LINK
Tom Seaver’s no-hitter LINK
The story of a Cy Young’s no-hitter LINK

On this episode, Mark Simon (@markasimonsays) is joined by Dirk Lammers (@ddlammers), author of Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders and an expert on the history of no-hitters for a conversation on all the different factors that go into throwing one. Dirk explains the origins of his research, how much research he’s done, and his favorite (2:18). They then discuss the most prominent defensive plays in no-hitters, what made Gregor Blanco’s perfect game-saving catch so special, what percentage of no-hitters feature a good or great defensive play, and why Kevin Kouzmanoff should be remembered for his defensive work (7:21). They also get into the role of umpires and catchers (14:36) and look at patterns in pitchers that throw no-hitters (18:47). Lastly they discuss the most likely current pitchers to throw a no-hitter (20:01). Thanks for listening and stay safe!

Dirk’s website – NoNoHitters.com (@nonohitters)

No-Hitters Referenced
Robin Yount catch in Juan Nieves no-hitter LINK
Gregor Blanco catch in Matt Cain perfect game LINK
DeWayne Wise catch in Mark Buehrle perfect game LINK
Mike Baxter catch in Johan Santana no-hitter LINK

Dallas Braden perfect game LINK
Roy Halladay perfect game LINK
Francisco Liriano no-hitter LINK
Harvey Haddix near-perfect game LINK
Max Scherzer’s 17-strikeout no-hitter LINK
Sandy Koufax perfect game LINK
Tom Seaver’s no-hitter LINK
The story of a Cy Young’s no-hitter LINK

25 min