This Week in Milford

May 19, 2014

Excuse me catcher, can I borrow your mitt?

Filed under: Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 7:04 pm

Another Luckey line-out must have him rubbing his own head to change his luck, but we have another developing story – a potential no-hitter by Paul Dillon. At least Marty is on the right inning as 14 batters faced would be 2 outs in the fifth. And the first baseman is using a catchers mitt to not only contribute to Luckeys bad luck of late, but to add to the list of graphical errors in this strips history.

2 stories about no-hitters for you – as a Cubs fan, I am well-versed in how long its been since they’ve been no-hit. It was 2 months before I was born, September 1965, by Sandy Koufax, meaning they’ve never been no-hit in my lifetime, a trivia nugget I’ve shared with many people and is a source of pride as a fan of the team.

The other is I managed little league at the major level for 2 seasons, assisting a few other years, and in my debut as manager, my pitcher threw a 5-inning no-hitter, striking out 15 of the 19 batters he faced. He walked 1, there were 2 dropped 3rd strikes, and 1 man reached on an error in the field. Most dominating performance I’ve ever seen, still, and he went on to top 100 strikeouts as we won the league title.

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2 Comments »

  1. Could be an antique. I had one like that about 60 years ago, and it definitely wasn’t new. It did not have the padding of a catcher’s mitt.

    Comment by Dale — May 19, 2014 @ 10:52 pm

  2. I’m a big Cubs fan as well and I too have a thing about the no-hit streak. I’m kind of resigned to the notion they may never win the World Series before I die, but whenever I catch a score during the day and see a zero in the hits column, I start to make a point of checking in on the game until they get a hit.

    Comment by timbuys — May 20, 2014 @ 6:10 am


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