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...