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.



  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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