May 31, 1975 For the fifth time in his career, Cesar Tovar gets his team’s lone hit in a game when he breaks up Catfish Hunter’s bid for a no-hitter with a sixth-inning single in the Rangers’ 6-0 loss to the Yankees. The Texas DH also accomplished the feat against Barry Moore (1967 Senators), Dave McNally (1969 Orioles), Mike Cuellar (1969 Orioles), and Dick Bosman (1970 Senators).
The first four times, Tovar was playing for the Minnesota Twins. The last time versus Hunter, he was with the Texas Rangers. Tovar’s hits against McNally and Cuellar came in the ninth inning.
Eddie Milner is the only player to also break up 5 no-hitters.
Tovar is also one of four players to play all nine positions in one major league game.