From SABR member Dirk Lammers at NoNoHitters.com on June 11, 2017:
On Saturday, June 11, 1938, 78 years ago today, the Cincinnati Reds’ Johnny Vander Meer no-hit the Boston Bees at home at Crosley Field. Four days later, he would no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field to become the only major-league pitcher to throw back-to-back no-nos.
To celebrate Vandeer Meer’s accomplishment, we look at the other six times that major-league pitchers have had back-to-back starts with no-hits. None of these outings went nine innings, but Mike Moore, Frank MacCormack, Gary Gentry, Les Cain, Sandy Koufax and Rex Barney all threw back-to-back no-hit starts. The details of those starts generated using http://www.baseball-reference.com‘s superb Play Index are below, and we’ll take a closer look at one each day starting with the most recent.
Read the full article here: http://www.nonohitters.com/2017/06/11/back-to-back-no-hit-starts/
Originally published: June 12, 2017. Last Updated: June 12, 2017.