From Kirk Kenney at the San Diego Union-Tribune on May 17, 2019, with mention of SABR member Dirk Lammers:
Dirk Lammers was sitting in section 111, row 9, seat 8, on Thursday night at Petco Park when Pittsburgh’s Adam Frazier hit a single in the third inning off Padres left-hander Eric Lauer.
Lammers then turned to his phone and accessed his website — nonohitters.com. There, he added one to the counter tracking the number of games the Padres have gone without pitching a no-hitter.
It now reads: 8,020.
And with that, the local franchise wrested the record from the New York Mets for the most games since their major league inception without throwing a no-hitter.
Those 8,020 games have covered 50 years, one month, eight days … and counting.
Read the full article here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/padres/story/2019-05-16/padres-no-no-hitter-8020-games-eric-lauer-pittsburgh-pirates-051619
Originally published: May 17, 2019. Last Updated: May 17, 2019.