View Full Version : 14 years ago today, Kent Mercker threw a no-hitter...

Always Red
04-08-2008, 06:40 PM

14 years ago today, Kent Mercker threw a no-hitter in a 6-0 victory for the Braves against the Dodgers in L.A. He walked four and stuck out 10. Mercker, who has a great self-depricating sense of humor, claims to be the only pitcher in MLB history to throw a no-hitter and then get skipped in his next scheduled start. As the fifth starter for the Braves in 94, Mercker was skipped because of an off day -- the Braves rotation also featured Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Steve Avery. Mercker was the starter in the NL's first combined no-hitter in 1991, teaming with Alejandro Pena and Mark Wohlers. He pitched six innings in that game, striking out six and walking two.

Every once in a while, I forget that Mercker actually did throw a no-hitter. Here's to remembering it for Merck, even if it was in a Braves uni :beerme:

04-08-2008, 07:53 PM
I was there in Dodger stadium that night. It was the first MLB game my son ever saw.

04-08-2008, 09:57 PM
Some tidbits:


On April 8, 1994, Kent Mercker became the second Atlanta Brave pitcher to throw a complete no-hit game and the first to hurl a gem on the road.

This game was the first time Kent Mercker had ever pitched passed the seventh inning during his career!

Did you know Kent Mercker became the second pitcher to ever pitch in a combined no-hitter and a nine inning no-hitter?

During the ninth inning Chan Ho Park entered the game, bowed to the umpire, and became the first Korean born Major League baseball player!