“Good hitting will always stop good pitching, and vice-versa.”
One of my favorite baseball historians, Chris Jaffe, has a great article up at The Hardball Times titled “10 things I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know about one-hitters.” The piece focuses mainly on the men who have had the only hit in a one-hitter game, making them the footnote to numerous old pitchers telling game stories about the time they almost hurled a no hitter.
If you’ve never read Chris, have a look; it’s a fun read, chock full of a surprising amount of Reds players as well as plenty of other fun facts that will stoke your baseball fire and help you get through the long winter night.
Pitchers and atchers report in twelve days!!