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Vander Meer Wasn’t Perfect

Don Larsen’s during the 1956 World Series, Dave Stewart’s and Fernando Valenzuela’s on the same day in 1990, and Dock Ellis’on acid in 1970 are among the most famous no-hitters in MLB history. However, Johnny Vander Meer’s 2nd consecutive no-hitter in June 1938 also has a claim on that title. His feat is remembered and admired by casual baseball fans and diehard ones alike. Whenever I see a countdown of the “most unbreakable records” in either baseball or sports in general, I can count on Johnny making the list. And with good reason, because this combination of skill, luck, and opportunity doesn’t come along very often. Continue reading