Phillies Pitcher First To No-Hit Cubs In 50 Years

Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago Cubs

The Cubs were no hit by Phillies ace Cole Hamels on Saturday night. But let’s cut right to the chase and give you some fun-filled factoids:

  • Hamels is the first pitcher to no-hit the Cubs since Sandy Koufax’s perfect game on Sept. 9, 1965.
  • The no-hitter streak ran 7,921 games
  • It’s the first no-hitter at Wrigley Field since Milt Pappas pitched one for the Cubbies in 1972.
  • Odubel Herrera is Hamels’ favorite teammate right now.

There are multiple no-hitters in baseball almost every year. So why do we talk about this one? Not only because of the facts above, but because Herrera made one hell of a catch to end the game and save the no-hitter.

Watch him track down Kris Bryant’s deep-center shot here.

And of course this calls for a Gatorade bath afterwards.

Philadelphia Phillies v Chicago Cubs

And did we mention Hamels is in the midst of trade talks? Ya. His stock just went way up.

Congrats Cole. And may the Phillies give you the exit ovation like you deserve.


Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.

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