On Sunday, Justin Verlander became the sixth pitcher in MLB history to throw at least three no hitters. Let’s look back at the other members of the club.
With the final out of his start on Sunday, Justin Verlander may have cemented his place in Cooperstown. He set down the final 26 batters he faced, allowing just a walk to Cavan Biggio, the second batter he faced. As Bo Bichette grounded Verlander’s 120th pitch of the game to third, he became the sixth pitcher in MLB history to throw three no hitters.
Verlander may well have cemented another legacy builder with this outing. He is tied with Domingo German with 17 wins, and leads the American League in ERA and strikeouts. Should he continue strong down the stretch, it would not be a surprise to see Verlander earn his second Cy Young award, and possibly, win the pitching Triple Crown for the second time.
He has also joined a fraternity with some very recognizable names. He has placed himself amongst some of the greatest pitchers in MLB history, names that evoke images of greatness. Verlander is now a part of that group, a pitcher whose memory will last forever.
Now that Justin Verlander has fired his third career no hitter, let us look back at the other pitchers to reach that milestone.