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by Allen Lewis

There are few more dramatic events in baseball-or perhaps in any sport-than a no-hitter. In the past 106 seasons, there have been 223 Major League no-hit games of at least nine innings, making the odds against such a feat approximately 1,600 to 1. The no-hitter is truly a special occurrence that has no equal on the playing field. In this book, each of modern baseball's 223 no-hitters are discussed in full. A brief profile and career record of each pitcher are given. The game is recapped, including details on how a batter reached base against the no-hit pitcher and what happened to that batter. A box score for each game is also included. A photo of almost every no-hit pitcher is provided as well. Appendices list no-hitters in which more than one pitcher participated, complete game no-hitters of less than nine innings, and no-hitters pitched before 1893 (when the mound was only 50 feet from home plate). The foreword is by Jim Bunning, who pitched two no-hitters and one of only 11 perfect games in baseball history.
Download No-Hitters: The 225 Games, 1893-1999 epub
ISBN: 0786407220
ISBN13: 978-0786407224
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Baseball
Author: Allen Lewis
Language: English
Publisher: McFarland Publishing (February 15, 2000)
Pages: 418 pages
ePUB size: 1211 kb
FB2 size: 1866 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 837
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Westcott & Lewis have compiled a wonderful record of every no-hitter and perfect game from 1893 to 1999 in an easy to read, stat-filled format that has you riveted every time you pick it up to read. The research that went into this book is amazing and baseball fans will love the use of box scores to document every game as well as the potted histories of each pitcher who made his piece of baseball history. This is a gem of a book and i hope a revised and updated version will be released soon to cover the "no-no's" that have happened since 1999!
Rich Westcott & Allen Lewis went above and beyond in compiling all the pertinent data on each of the baseball no-hitters thrown from 1893 (the time when the pitching mound was moved to its current 60' 6" from the plate) through 1999. Each no-hitter's box score is included as well as a comprehensive narrative about each, including the date and day of the week, the ballpark it happened at, and even the size of the crowd. A photo of almost all of the pitchers who threw the no-hitters accompanies each entry (with the exception of the 4 Federal League pitchers who tossed no-nos). The back of the book has four informative appendices : A) Combined No-Hitters , B) Eight-Inning No-Hitters, C) No-Hitters pitched before 1893, & D) No-Hitter Facts & Figures. The last of which is loaded with info such as first no-hitters by team, pitchers with multiple no-hitters, and no hit anomalies (most and fewest walks, strikeouts, etc). This 418 page book is packed with stats and facts presented in an enjoyable and concise fashion and I would highly recommend it to any fan of the game or stats hound. A great book.