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

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On this episode, Mark Simon ( @markasimonsays ( https://twitter.com/MarkASimonSays ) ) is joined by Dirk Lammers ( @ddlammers ( https://twitter.com/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 ( https://www.nonohitters.com/ ) ( @nonohitters ( https://twitter.com/nonohitters ) )

No-Hitters Referenced

Robin Yount catch in Juan Nieves no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69WlH_w9yrU )

Gregor Blanco catch in Matt Cain perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2wRJoDVH0 )

DeWayne Wise catch in Mark Buehrle perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9nLy-A0qI )

Mike Baxter catch in Johan Santana no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHOMwFXC46M )

Dallas Braden perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcwBrnTCaPQ )

Roy Halladay perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HSNsFyRJhk )

Francisco Liriano no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MILAHLXKxe0 )

Harvey Haddix near-perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs38gVoOuZ4 )

Max Scherzer’s 17-strikeout no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfpXkCZl3cQ )

Sandy Koufax perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINiz0Bfb-0 )

Tom Seaver’s no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPI9i0_gq-E )

The story of a Cy Young’s no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNsFJ7cxVR4 )

On this episode, Mark Simon ( @markasimonsays ( https://twitter.com/MarkASimonSays ) ) is joined by Dirk Lammers ( @ddlammers ( https://twitter.com/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 ( https://www.nonohitters.com/ ) ( @nonohitters ( https://twitter.com/nonohitters ) )

No-Hitters Referenced

Robin Yount catch in Juan Nieves no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69WlH_w9yrU )

Gregor Blanco catch in Matt Cain perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2wRJoDVH0 )

DeWayne Wise catch in Mark Buehrle perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9nLy-A0qI )

Mike Baxter catch in Johan Santana no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHOMwFXC46M )

Dallas Braden perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcwBrnTCaPQ )

Roy Halladay perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HSNsFyRJhk )

Francisco Liriano no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MILAHLXKxe0 )

Harvey Haddix near-perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs38gVoOuZ4 )

Max Scherzer’s 17-strikeout no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfpXkCZl3cQ )

Sandy Koufax perfect game LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINiz0Bfb-0 )

Tom Seaver’s no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPI9i0_gq-E )

The story of a Cy Young’s no-hitter LINK ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNsFJ7cxVR4 )

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