Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nomo No-Hits Rockies At Coors Field

On Sept. 17, 1996 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo no-hits Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field.
Before coming to the Major Leagues here in America, Nomo pitched in Japan for five seasons racking up a record of 78 wins and 46 losses with a 3.14 earned run average and 1,204 strikeouts. After a successful five years in Japan, where he earned such awards as the 1990 Pacific League MVP, and Rookie of the Year, Nomo moved over to the United States, where he enjoyed a great career in the MLB.
Nomo finished his 14-year career in the MLB with 123 wins and 109 losses, a 4.24 earned run average and 1,918 strikeouts.
Nomo finished his career with two no-hitters, one in the National League and one in the American Leagues, making him only one of five pitchers to ever complete the rare feat.
To date Nomo is the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Coors Field in Colorado, as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, against the Rockies. His second no-hitter came at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 4, 2001 as a member of the Boston Red Sox, against the Orioles.