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Back-to-Back No-Hitters

September 18, 1968

 

— Greatest Moments —

 
Back-to-Back No-Hitters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, June 17, 2020
1. Back-to-Back No-Hitters Marker
Inscription.  Ray Washburn pitched a no-hitter at Candlestick Park vs. the San Francisco Giants one day after Gaylord Perry pitched a no-hitter vs. the Cardinals in the same series.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Cardinals Greatest Moments ⚾️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 37.373′ N, 90° 11.477′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on South Broadway south of Clark Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Clark Avenue, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gibson Dominates (here, next to this marker); Gibson Gets Five (here, next to this marker); NL Pennant (here, next to this marker); World Champions (here, next to this marker); World Series Record (here, next to this marker); Two Million (here, next to this marker); 7 Straight for Gibby (a few steps from this marker); 5 Shutouts for Jaster (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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This was the first time in Major League history that back-to-back no-hitters had been pitched in the same series.
 
Also see . . .  Ray Washburn on Wikipedia. Played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1961 to 1969. He threw the very first pitch at Busch Stadium II in 1966 on its Opening Day. 1968 was widely known by sports analysts as his peak year, as it was the "Year of the Pitcher" for the Cardinals. (Submitted on July 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. baseball, Major League Baseball
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 23, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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