dave righetti no hitter 1983

On July 4, 1983 Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees pitches a no-hitter against the rival Boston Red Sox. Righetti strikes out Wade Boggs to complete the 4-0 masterpiece at Yankee Stadium. Righetti’s teammate, third baseman Bert “Campy” Campaneris, plays in a record 11th no-hitter.

The no-hitter was the first by a Yankee since Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1957 World Series and also occurred on “The Boss’s” birthday George Steinbrenner and on the anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech.

The no-hitter was added by Roy Smalley made a fine running catch of a popup by Glenn Hoffman in the sixth, Righetti said, and Steve Kemp’s eighth-inning leap into the stands to snare a foul fly by Dwight Evans was “the best play of the game,” the pitcher added.

Boggs, who struck out only 36 times on his way to winning the batting crown was punched out on a 2-2 slider. Boggs would also add, there was not much good contact that day but he hit two balls to right center that Dave Winfield caught, he was playing Centerfield and most other Centerfielders shaded the other way but Winfield played Boggs a little more to pull.