Folks, we are witnessing a future Baseball Hall of Famer in his freakin' prime!
On Tuesday night, Justin Verlander came within a few outs of hurling his 3rd No-hitter. With one out in the 8th inning, Orlando Cabrera hit a 99 MPH fastball into centerfield for a single - and Cleveland's first hit of the game.
Verlander threw a complete game, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk and racking-up 12 strikeouts!
In the long history of baseball - only 5 guys have thrown 3 No-hitters:
Nolan Ryan (7), Sandy Koufax (4), Bob Feller (3), Cy Young (3 - Pitched in 1897,1904,1908) and Larry Corcoran (3 - Pitched in 1880,1882,1884).
"After the second one, a lot of guys told me once you get to three no-hitters, you're talking about guys like Sandy Koufax , Nolan Ryan...Pretty elite territory."
- Justin Verlander