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    Eric Milton tidbit...

    I was watching that quiz show on ESPN tonight... Stump the Staub I think it's called. Wow! Are those guys ever good!

    Anyway, did you guys know that Eric Milton once pitched a complete, no-hit game? I was astounded.
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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    Yeah, the Schuab is amazing. He's like a living sports almanac.

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    I actually remember when that happened

    Here you go TB

    http://www.baseball-almanac.com/boxscore/09111999.shtml

    Looking at that link, I forgot the irony of ironies.

    He pitched that night against Ramon Ortiz
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    well look at that, we had the losing pitcher on our team too

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    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B09110MIN1999.htm

    I remember that game vividly, especially the backlash in the days following the no-hitter because of the Angels lineup. It was September, and like teams normally do when they're out of contention, Anaheim trotted out a lineup of reserves and September callups. Other than Troy Glaus, the Angels pretty much had a AAA lineup out there against Milton.
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    I always thought that was the entire reason the Reds purchased him. Was hard pressed to come up with any other reason. (I'm not even being sarcastic, sadly.)
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    Anyway, did you guys know that Eric Milton once pitched a complete, no-hit game? I was astounded.
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    Hitting speeds of 94

    Those were the days
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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792
    http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B09110MIN1999.htm

    I remember that game vividly, especially the backlash in the days following the no-hitter because of the Angels lineup. It was September, and like teams normally do when they're out of contention, Anaheim trotted out a lineup of reserves and September callups. Other than Troy Glaus, the Angels pretty much had a AAA lineup out there against Milton.
    Regardless, it's still quite an accomplishment. I've not seen other pitchers in the same situation do it very often.
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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    Yep. Just goes to show you that, at one time, Eric Milton really wasn't the worst pitcher in the universe. Where have all the good times gone?

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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    Didn't Bud Smith throw a no hitter for the Cardinals in 2001 as a rookie? If you don't know, he was an average prospect, who fell apart physically and then was traded as part of the package for Scott Rolen. I don't think he has (or will) ever make it back to the majors.

    No hitters for pitchers are grand slams for hitters. Sometimes even Fernando Tatis can hit 2 in the same inning. Doesn't make him a cleanup hitter... or even a starter...

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    I really hope his leg is better this year...I know it is a long shot but if his leg is better, he has to be a MUCH better pitcher. I feel bad for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    Yep. Just goes to show you that, at one time, Eric Milton really wasn't the worst pitcher in the universe. Where have all the good times gone?
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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick
    Didn't Bud Smith throw a no hitter for the Cardinals in 2001 as a rookie? If you don't know, he was an average prospect, who fell apart physically and then was traded as part of the package for Scott Rolen. I don't think he has (or will) ever make it back to the majors.

    No hitters for pitchers are grand slams for hitters. Sometimes even Fernando Tatis can hit 2 in the same inning. Doesn't make him a cleanup hitter... or even a starter...
    I don't know ifyou can compare the two. It's much easier to hit a grand slam then get a no hitter as to do get a no hitter you have to get 27 outs. To hit a grand slam it's just one swing of a bat at the right time. But, I see what you are trying to say.
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    Re: Eric Milton tidbit...

    I was present at a game where Jose Jiminez threw a no hitter - just weeks before he was demoted to the minor leagues.

    Mediocre pitchers can have an outstanding night from time to time.


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