This Day in Sports History: 5/11

  • 1919 – Cincinnati pitcher Hod Eller throws a no-hitter against the Cardinals.

  • 1963 – Sandy Koufax throws his second career no-hitter, defeating the New York Giants.

  • 1972 – The Giants trade Willie Mays to the Mets.

  • 1985 – In Bradford, England, 56 people are killed and over 200 are injured when a fire engulfs the main grandstand at the city’s soccer stadium.

  • 1996 – Al Leiter throws the first no-hitter in Marlins history.

  • 1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 13 Arizona Diamonbacks in his first start since striking out 20 Astros. The combined 33 Ks in back-to-back starts in the most in MLB history.

  • 2003 – Rafael Palmeiro becomes the 19th player in MLB history to hit 500 career homers.

  • 2016 – Max Scherzer strikes out 20 hitters in a Washington Nationals win over the Tigers. He joins Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood & Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to strike out 20 in a game.

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