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Not all no-hitters come from baseball's most dominating pitchers
Not all no-hitters come from baseball's most dominating pitchers

They’re rare, though perhaps not as completely rare as you might believe. Josh Beckett’s no-hitter on Sunday was the 283rd thrown in major league history. When you think of the pitchers who have thrown no-nos, fireballers like Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan and Felix Hernandez probably come to mine. Guys who make knees weak. And certainly, baseball lore is filled with the classic hard-throwing arms who simply dominated the opposition. But there are plenty of no-hitters by guys like Beckett, pitchers well best their prime years. And some by those who never really had a prime. That’s the fascination of no-hitters, they can seem so arbitrary. Kevin Gross, who won more...

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