This Day In Sports History (September 2nd) – Dave Stieb
It was on this day in 1990 that Dave Stieb pitched the first no-hitter in Toronto Blue Jays history. Stieb no-hit the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Stadium in a game which the Blue Jays won 3-0.
Dave Stieb had flirted with both no-hitters and a perfect game on several occasions before finally accomplishing the feat. In 1988, Stieb had consecutive starts where he took a no-hitter into the ninth inning, only to lose both of them with two outs and two strikes. Then in 1989, Stieb took a perfect game into the ninth where he once again would give up a hit with two outs. However, in 1990 Dave finally broke through with his much deserved no-hitter at the expense of the Indians, as he struck out nine batters in a dominating performance.
This no-hitter remains the only one thrown in Blue Jays history. In 1998, in his second career start, former Blue Jay, Roy Halladay, came within one out of a no-hitter in the final game of the season. Last year, Brandon Morrow was also one out away from history before giving up an infield single to the Rays’ Evan Longoria.
Here are highlights from Morrow’s one-hitter.
Terry Bradshaw, NFL – Born September 2nd 1948 (age 63) in Shreveport, Louisiana
Eric Dickerson, NFL – Born September 2nd 1960 (age 51) in Sealy, Texas
Lennox Lewis, Boxing – Born September 2nd 1965 (age 46) in West Ham, England