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Double no-hit : Johnny Vander Meer's historic night under the lights

Author: James W Johnson
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
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The average pitcher has about a .000645 chance of throwing a no-hitter. In the spring of 1938, Cincinnati Reds rookie pitcher Johnny Vander Meer pitched two, back to back. The feat has never been duplicated, which comes as no surprise to sports professionals and aficionados alike. Decade after decade, in one poll after another (from Sport magazine, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN), Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, James W., 1938-
Double no-hit.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011036530
(OCoLC)752910093
Named Person: Johnny Vander Meer; Johnny Vander Meer; Johnny Vander Meer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Johnson
ISBN: 9780803271432 0803271433
OCLC Number: 792741483
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 196 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Prologue; 1. Nighttime Pageantry; 10. Sixth Inning; 11. Seventh Inning; 2. First Inning; 3. Bottom of the First; 4. A Second Chance; 5. Second Inning; 6. Third Inning; 7. Fourth Inning; 8. Fifth Inning; 9. A Dream Come True; 12. Eighth Inning; 13. Ninth Inning; 14. After the Game; 15. Postgame; 16. The Rest of the Season; 17. A New Season; 18. Vandy Bounces Back; 19. The War and Beyond; 20. A New Opportunity; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography.
Responsibility: James W. Johnson.

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An inning-by-inning account of that historic second consecutive no-hitter accomplished during the first night game in New York City.  Read more...

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