Corey Kluber recorded a no-hitter for the Yankees, recording nine strikeouts in a 2-0 victory against his former team, the Texas Rangers in Arlington. The last time the Yankees recorded a no-hitter was in 1999 and it was the 311th no-hitter number in the history of the game.
A no-hitter is pitching a game without giving up a hit aside from walks, batters hit by a pitch, or anything in that nature, which is different from a perfect game where the pitcher throws for nine innings without allowing a batter to reach first base.
Kluber allowed a walk to Ranger catcher Jose Trevino.
The 35-year-old’s incredible feat joins the ever-growing list of pitchers achieving a no-hitter in Major League Baseball as he threw the 6th no-hitter for the 2021 season in a normally hard feat to achieve. Even more odd is the fact that Kluber’s no-hitter came after Spencer Turnbull of the Detroit Tigers threw the fifth no-hitter of the month against the Seattle Mariners in the night prior.
Ironically, Kluber was a former pitcher for the Rangers leaving the team during free agency and signed with the Yankees for a one-year deal worth $11 million dollars and a former pitcher for the Tribe from 2011 through 2019.