Friday, March 04, 2011

Box Score of the week

Most baseball fans are aware that pitcher Johnny Vander Meer is the only hurler in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in consecutive starts. On June 11, 1938, Vander Meer, then of the Cincinnati Reds, no-hit the Boston Bees. Four days later, he threw a no-no against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

What I'm looking for is the other significant aspect of Vander Meer's second no-hitter.

Usual disclaimer applies.


June 15, 1938 was a historic date for Ebbets Field. Not only was it the site of Vander Meer's second consecutive no-hitter, that date also marked the first night game in the history of that legendary venue.


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