By James W. Johnson

The commonplace pitcher has a couple of .000645 likelihood of throwing a no-hitter. within the spring of 1938, Cincinnati Reds rookie pitcher Johnny Vander Meer pitched , again to again. The feat hasn't ever been duplicated, which comes as no shock to activities pros and aficionados alike. Decade after decade, in a single ballot after one other (from Sport journal, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN),Vander Meer’s consecutive no-hitters take place as one among baseball’s maximum and such a lot untouchable achievements.

Double No-Hit bargains an inning-by-inning account of that old moment consecutive no-hitter entire throughout the first evening video game in big apple urban, with the Cincinnati Reds dealing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Ebbets box. James W. Johnson units the level and assembles the colourful forged of characters. Highlighting the tale with reminiscences and observations from vendors, managers, and gamers earlier and current, he fills within the information of Vander Meer’s accomplishment—and his baseball profession, which by no means lived as much as expectancies heightened by means of his sensational functionality. in any case, Double No-Hit brings to existence a bygone period of the nationwide hobby and one shining spring evening, June 15, 1938, whilst a twenty-two-year-old fireballing left-hander with awful regulate pitched his method into the head tier of baseball’s list book.

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