On May 15, 1973, Nolan Ryan of the California Angels hurls the first of his seven career no-hitters. Ryan strikes out 12 batters on his way to a 3-0 victory over Kansas City. In an interesting twist, Jeff Torborg, who caught Sandy Koufax’ last no-hitter, serves as the catcher for Ryan’s first gem.
September 21, 1934
April 7, 1979