Friday, March 18, 2011

Box Score of the week

Phillies at Reds in June of 1971.

Once again, we're going with uniqueness. Something was done in this game that had never been done before and has not been done since.


Phillies pitcher Rick Wise tossed a no-hitter in this game. While it's a rare feat, it's certainly not unique. What's unique is Wise joined Wes Ferrell (1931) and Earl Wilson (1962) as the only no-hit pitchers to hit a home run in the same game. But Wise set himself apart in that 1971 matchup against the Reds, as he became the only pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the same game.


1 comment:

Mr. D said...

Dang -- I saw the answer right in the box score but thought there had to be something else. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar....