Baseball Trivia 040717

During this pitcher’s 12-year career, he threw two no-hitters.  His career numbers are a healthy 134-84 win-loss record with a 3.19 ERA and 115 ERA+. He threw 74 complete games, including 30 shutouts, all in just 262 starts. He also amassed 1605 strikeouts in 1849 innings. Finishing his career with a respectable 34.3 WAR, he was surprisingly only an All Star once, in 1965, arguably one of his best seasons. That year, he went 20-9 with a 2.54 ERA and an eye-popping 8.1 WAR. The first of his two no-hitters is quite notable. Going the distance-plus, he threw 187 (!) pitches over 10 innings, walked 10 batters (what?!?), and struck out 12. Essentially, he had an odd baseball version of a triple-double (the only pitcher in major league, no-hit history to EVER do so). It was also the first no-hitter of the Modern Era to go beyond the traditional 9 innings. Who the hell is this guy?


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