As if Philip Humber’s perfect game last month wasn’t enough baseball history to start the 2012 season, Jered Weaver went and pitched a gem, recording the 10th no-hitter in Angels history on Wednesday, May 2.
Backed by the support of his team, who put up 15 hits in the victory, Weaver’s only gaff on an otherwise perfect night was a walk to Josh Willingham in the seventh inning.
Weaver did strike out nine batters, and according to the Angels, started ahead on 16 of the hitters he faced.
Here are some things you might not have heard in relation to Weaver’s no-no:
- Weaver threw the 274th no-hitter in MLB history
- Weaver is the 16th player to have a last name that starts with “W” throw a no-hitter
- Weaver is the fifth person to no-hit the Twins, including Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Nolan Ryan and David Wells
- Weaver is the second player in history to throw a no-hitter on May 2, joining Fred Toney, who pitched his with the Reds in 1917
- Weaver’s game was the seventh no-hitter to come with a 9-0 final score, dating back to the first no-hitter thrown July 28, 1875
Here’s a look at the complete list of Angels no-hitters (graphic from Angels/MLB):
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-Chris R. Vaccaro