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Did You Know…

The only catcher to catch four no-hitters in major league baseball history is Jason Varitek.  Varitek caught Hideo Nomo’s no-hitter in 2001, Derek Lowe’s in 2002, Clay Bucholz’s in 2007, and John Lester’s in 2008.

 

Did You Know…

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the only team in the modern era of Major League Baseball to produce five consecutive Rookie of the Year award winners.  They are:  Eric Karros (1992), Mike Piazza (1993), Raul Mondesi (1994), Hideo Nomo (1995), and Todd Hollandsworth (1996).

Did You Know…

Hideo Nomo’s two career no-hitters are the only no-hit games pitched at two different ballparks.  The Colorado Rockies moved into hitter-friendly Coors Field for the 1995 season, and the park’s lone no-hit game was played on September 17, 1996, when Nomo struck out eight Rockies and won 9-0.  Baltimore’s Camden Yards opened for the 1992 season and has hosted just one no-hitter, which was on April 4, 2001, when Nomo whiffed 11 batters and beat the Orioles 3-0.

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’