“Good hitting will always stop good pitching, and vice-versa.”

Casey Stengel

One of my favorite baseball historians, Chris Jaffe, has a great article up at The Hardball Times titled “10 things I didn’t know about one-hitters.” The piece focuses mainly on the men who have had the only hit in a one-hitter game, making them the footnote to numerous old pitchers telling game stories about the time they almost hurled a no hitter.

If you’ve never read Chris, have a look; it’s a fun read, chock full of a surprising amount of Reds players as well as plenty of other fun facts that will stoke your baseball fire and help you get through the long winter night.

Pitchers and atchers report in twelve days!!

One Response

  1. Dan

    Just wanted to say thanks for the unexpected (and much appreciated) Eddie Milner reference. 🙂

    Eddie evokes memories of a dark time for the Reds – early 80’s (including the only 100-loss season in the history of the whole franchise) – but you know, he was a solid player. I really liked him.

    (He also came to a clinic I went to as a kid – Milner and Joe Price – and I remember him being very nice and kind of “into it” in a way he didn’t have to be.)

    Anyway, cool – had no idea he’s tied for the all-time “only hit in a one-hitter” lead! Crazy! (Unfortunately, I suppose this again says not-good things about the early-80’s Reds!) 😉