Balukjian: Do you remember … Terry Mulholland’s no-hitter?

From SABR member Brad Balukjian at Wax Pack Book on May 1, 2015:

For one day among the dog days of August in 1990, the Philadelphia Phillies were kings of baseball, thanks to an unknown named Terry Mulholland.

Mulholland, who would go on to wear 11 different caps over a 20-year career, was just a 27-year old with diminishing potential when he no-hit the San Francisco Giants on August 15, the 7th no-hitter of the season (8th if you count Andy Hawkins’ 8-inning no-no loss on July 1).

To answer the question posed by the name of this column, yes, I remember it quite well—when you’re a nine-year-old obsessed with a mediocre team and have to wrap your radio antenna with tin foil just to get a faint reception of Harry Kalas’ soothing voice, well, a no-hitter might as well be a World Series win.

Remember that these were the days when the Phillies trotted out the likes of Carmelo Martinez and Darrel Akerfelds.

Not good times.

But Mulholland, owner of the world’s most devastating pickoff move, achieved manhood on that day at Veterans Stadium when he blanked the Giants.

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Originally published: May 7, 2015. Last Updated: May 7, 2015.