The Houston Astros pitchers combined to throw the second no-hitter in World Series history, as they lifted their team past the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 and tied the series at two victories per side.
You are probably wondering about the first no-hitter in the history of the Fall Classic.
It was even better than that: a perfect game, no less.
New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen had the only previous no-hitter in 118 years of World Series history: he was perfect in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Astros, however, now hold the distinction of throwing the first combined no-hitter not just in the World Series but in postseason history.
But back to Larsen’s gem: it was completely unexpected because while he was a good pitcher, he wasn’t quite a superstar.
He made history anyway.
Here is how his pitching gem looked:
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A Pivotal Game In MLB History
Before Larsen’s masterpiece, the World Series was tied 2-2.
He lifted the Yankees to take a 3-2 lead in Yankee Stadium in front of a sellout crowd.
The Dodgers tied the matchup in Game 6, but the Yankees ended up prevailing after taking Game 7.
The picture of catcher Yogi Berra leaping to Larsen’s arms after he completed the game is one of the most emotional images you will ever see.
It was the accomplishment of a lifetime.
Now, Larsen has some company: like it or not, two no-hitters have now been thrown in the history of the Fall Classic.
It was an incredible performance by the Astros foursome, but most notably Javier: he looked untouchable for six innings.