Baseball's No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats

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About the Author
Dirk Lammers is an award-winning Associated Press journalist who for years chronicled the New York Mets' 50-year quest for the team's first no-hitter. He has spent more than two decades writing thousands of news stories and features for the AP and Tampa Tribune on a variety of topics including business, politics, technology, sports and entertainment.

In 2008, Lammers tapped into his love of baseball to create, a website dedicated to the Mets' seemingly futile quest for its first no-hitter. For the 41/2 years between the site's creation and Johan Santana's first Mets no-no in 2012, blossomed into the Internet's online gathering point for all things related to no-hitters, garnering press coverage in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and more. He lives in Sioux Falls, SD.

Fay Vincent served as the eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1989 through 1992.
"An exuberant romp through the history of one of baseball's most impressive achievements." -- Paul Hagen for MLB.COM

"Lammers tells many stories covering the history of the sport, showcasing the human element of each statistic. Whether one is a casual fan or someone who lives and breathes the sport, "Baseball's No-Hit Wonders" is essential reading for fans." -- Associated Press

"I loved reading about all of the no-hitters. There are a lot of things that I had no idea about, like "Hooks" Wiltse also losing his perfect game in the ninth inning but saving his no-hitter. This is a great book about the great history of the game."-- Milt Pappas (1972 no-hitter)

"I do think you have a winning idea. This is a book that should sell. Bo Belinsky was my favorite, followed by Don Larsen, and the only one I saw in person, Bob Forsch." -- W.P. Kinsella, author of Shoeless Joe, basis for the movie Field of Dreams

"It's fantastic. My kinda baseball book. Just the right combo of pure stats, information, obscure history and incisive commentary. I know I'll be going back to it often for reference (and, hey, maybe a song or 2!)."
-- Steve Wynn, singer, songwriter, guitarist for The Baseball Project

"As an official scorer, I'm aware of the tension and drama when a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the later innings. In Baseball's No-Hit Wonders, Dirk Lammers has captured this drama and added to it with insights and analysis for those who achieved this honor. Mixed in with fun facts more than 100 years of no-hitters, this book is entertaining and enlightening."-- Stew Thornley, MLB Official Scorer for Minnesota Twins games