From SABR member Jayson Stark at ESPN.com on August 27, 2015:
If Justin Verlander ever wants to contemplate what might have been, he can contemplate this:
He’s five outs away from joining this exalted list of men who have thrown at least four no-hitters:
Nolan Ryan 7
Sandy Koufax 4
And that’s a wrap.
It’s mind-boggling to think of how close Verlander came to hanging out in that club. A Chris Iannetta double off the left-field chalk with no outs in the ninth on Wednesday. A Josh Harrison thunker up the middle, on a lunging flail at a 1-and-2 slider, with one out in the ninth, back on May 18, 2012.
And that’s all that stands between the Tigers ace and lining up the baseballs from four no-hitters on his memorabilia shelf. Wow.
Originally published: August 27, 2015. Last Updated: August 27, 2015.