The next, and sadly the last no-hitter profiled in this long-running thread of No-No’s through the 1970’s is the gem tossed by one of the all-time greats, Tom Seaver, which sadly for New York Mets fans came AFTER he was spending his days at Shea Stadium:
On June 16th of 1978 “Tom Terrific”, not one year away from the shocking
trade that brought him to the Cincinnati Reds, threw a gem of a game
against the St. Louis Cardinals, no-hitting them while sending the Reds
to a 4-0 win.
He faced the minimum 27 batters in the game even though he walked three
batters the Reds committed an error, though I don’t see any double-plays
or pick-offs by the Reds, so I’m a little confused as to how.
Nevertheless, Seaver was on his game as usual, though you may be shocked
to see that he only struck out three batters during his no-hitter.
Even though I was in Elementary School at the time, I remember well how
brutal this was for my Mets fans friends to see, with the face of their
team unceremoniously traded away a year earlier.
As we know, it wouldn’t be until Johan Santana in 2012 that the Mets’
faithful would get to see a no-hitter thrown by one of their own.
But on this day, Seaver added a cherry to his already HOF career.