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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 11:37

Latest no-hitter makes MLB history … twice

It’s been a minute, but MLB notched another no-hitter over the weekend. And this one made history – twice.

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Gilbert threw the no-no against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. It was the rookie’s first-ever major league start, making him just the second pitcher in modern baseball history – and the fourth ever – to accomplish the feat; he joins the legendary Bobo Holloman, who accomplished the feat while pitching for the St. Louis Browns back in 1953.

In addition, Gilbert’s game marks the eighth official no-hitter of the year, making this the most prevalent year for no-hit games in modern MLB history; the previous record of seven was achieved in three previous seasons – 1990, 1991 and 2015. The only other year with as many as eight is 1884, a year in which the game bore only a passing resemblance to what we see today.

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The Sports Edge - Trading places

By the time you read this, the major league baseball trading deadline will have come and gone, the 'experts' will have weighed in on the winners and losers, and the Red Sox will likely find new ways to disappoint fans down the stretch. New Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski has been proactive both in the offseason and in advance of the deadline but while he may have made some good deals, Double-D has a way to go to join the ranks of truly memorable trades that I've assembled in my unscientific list of the greatest moves in the history of the game.

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