Sunday, September 2, 2007

One Strike Away

Yesterday Red Sox pitcher Clay Bucholtz became the first Red Sox rookie pitcher to throw a no-hitter. He very easily could have been the second.

In 1967 in his first career game, Red Sox Rookie pitcher Billy Rohr came within one stike of a no-hitter. Instead he settled for a one hitter as Elston Howard doubled. Billy went on to finish off the game. The next game he pitched another complete game win against the Yankees. He would never win another game in the big leagues. He pitched his last big league barely a year later.

Gotta love baseball. Any day with some luck you can be Clay Bucholz a different pitch slection with 2 outs and 2 strikes and it could have been Rohr.

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