Josh Beckett and the Dodgers Have a History of No-Hitters

Josh Beckett Dodgers – Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Josh Beckett threw his first career no-hitter this past Sunday, May 25th against the Philadelphia Phillies. While this was the first no-hitter for Beckett, it was the 24th in the history of the Dodgers franchise. 11 of them have occurred since 1958, when the team relocated to Los Angeles from...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hideo Nomo Trended On Twitter Thanks To Josh Beckett’s No-Hitter

Hideo Nomo trended hardcore on Twitter Sunday afternoon, and it was all due to Josh Beckett's no-hitter.
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Josh Beckett Throws No-Hitter Against Phillies

(Photo by Keith Allison via Flickr) For the first time this season, a no-hitter has been etched in the MLB record books. On Sunday, right-handed pitcher Josh Beckett of the Los Angeles Dodgers has broken the mold against the Philadelphia Phillies by throwing a no-hitter in the Dodgers 6-0 win. He is the first Dodger’s pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Hideo Nomo on Sept. 17, 1996...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Beckett Throws No-No Against Phillies, First of 2014

((HT: MLB/TWC Sportsnet))Let's go to the last out first, since the pitch before, Chase Utley started walking to first on a three-ball count...Your browser does not support iframes.Beckett throws the 21st no-hitter in the history of the Dodgers franchise and the first since Hideo Nomo in 1996.Michael Radano over at mlb.com has some stats on Beckett and his lack of success going...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Pitcher Josh Beckett Throw No-Hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, who has dealt with injuries for years now, pitched the first no-hitter of the MLB season and the first for the Dodgers since Hideo Nomo accomplished the feat back in 1996.  Enjoy this, Josh! pic.twitter.com/QpEfevZ5CM — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 25, 2014 The Philadelphia Phillies, who fell victim to Beckett’s stuff today, don’t...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckett throws first no-hitter of season, Dodgers topple Phils

Josh Beckett throws the first no-hitter of his career and the first for the Los Angeles Dodgers since Hideo Nomo against the Colorado Rockies in 1996.
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Overseas Fan Spring Training - Measuring Perfection

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer With only one more week left in Spring Training it is time to wrap up this series with the final look at how we measure perfection.Pitching perfection.There are a lot of things used to measure how good a pitcher is; Wins, Losses, Earned Run Average (ERA), innings pitched, strikeouts, walks, earned runs, games started, games finished, complete...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Dodger Hideo Nomo elected to Japan Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo was elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday, becoming the youngest player ever (45 and 4 months) to be honored. Nomo becomes one of only three players in history elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Known as "Warrior," Nomo spent seven seasons with the Dodgers where he earned an 81-66...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Dodger Hideo Nomo elected to Japan Baseball Hall of Fame

Former Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo was elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday, becoming the youngest player ever (45 and 4 months) to be honored. Nomo becomes one of only three players in history elected to the Japan Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Known as "Warrior," Nomo spent seven seasons with the Dodgers where he earned an 81-66...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014's worst Baseball Hall of Fame ballots

I promise you, we're reaching the end of ranting and raving about the Hall of Fame. But before we're done, it's time to look at the worst ballots cast for the Hall of Fame class of 2014. And let me tell you this - there sure were some doozies. All ballots have either been obtained by the Hall of Fame Ballot Collecting Gizmo from Baseball Think Factory, or by the writer...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Class of 2014 Announced

The Hall of Fame votes are in. Congratulations to the 2014 inductees: 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and DH Frank Thomas. As we expected, no eligible Red Sox players were voted in: Curt Schilling, Hideo Nomo, Mike Timlin, Todd Jones, Sean Casey, Lee Smith, Eric Gagné and Roger Clemens. Maddux received 97.2 percent of the vote, Glavine 91.9 percent and Thomas...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine Former Red Sox On Hall Of Fame Ballot

A total of nine players who played for the Boston Red Sox appear on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot. The nine are: Hideo Nomo, Mike Timlin, Todd Jones, Eric Gagne, Sean Casey, J.T. Snow, Lee Smith, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling. Former Sox top prospect Jeff Bagwell—who was traded for Larry Andersen before he ever played a game for Boston—also appears on the ballot. In our view...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Day at Dodger Stadium

What a night last night at Dodger Stadium!  The Dodgers’ 7-6 win still has the fan base in a frenzy!  And barely 14 hours later we are back in the park for Game 2 of this 3 game weekend set against the Tampa Bay Rays. Hideo Nomo Bobblehead day today at Dodger Stadium.  Zack Greinke taking on Roberto Hernandez with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m. on Fox. The game is well...
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August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 16th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 16, 2002 GAME 66 - ANGELS AT DODGERS LOS ANGELES – A Tim Salmon home run helped push the Angels to an early lead, but Jarrod Washburn gave up back-to-back home runs in the sixth and the Dodgers rallied for a 5-4 victory before 52,183 at Dodger Stadium. Salmon’s two-run homer in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Hideo...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

A Father’s Day Post

I posted this originally back in 2009 on Father’s Day. I’m going to run it again because it should be like tradition here on Father’s day. Here goes a long read in honor of Dad’s Day: What else would I write about this week? It’s fitting that Fathers Day falls in the middle of the baseball season. I wanna tell you a story about the OYAA Little League Blue Jays. It was the...
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June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig merchandise hotter than Manny Ramirez, Hideo Nomo, Fernando Valenzuela

Los Angeles has seen its share of international baseball sensations grace the city, but none have invigorated the town as quickly as Yasiel Puig. The 22-year-old Cuban sensation won NL Player of the Week last week after batting .464 (13-28) with four home runs and 10 RBIs in his first week with the Dodgers. He [...]
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike Japan's ‘The Pledge' Highlights Individual Performance in Team Culture

Nike Japan's new TV commercial “The Pledge,” sends the message that players of any sport can inspire team, coach, fan, rival and the world, showing that individual effort and success eventually lead to team success. Part of the “Make Them Talk” campaign, the ad features baseball icon Hideo Nomo and major leaguer Koji Uehara. The ad depicts a young baseball player...
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Nike Japan's "The Pledge"

Here's a commercial from Nike Japan featuring former Boston Red Sox pitcher Hideo Nomo and current reliever Koji Uehara. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.
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March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers Set Sights On Hyun-jin

By SBRForum.com While many have been talking about how barren the Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitching staff looked near the end of the season, the team had not made any major moves towards getting a fresh face for the lineup.  That is, until this past week when they secured the rights to negotiated with one Ryu Hyun-jin.  By securing Hyun-jin, the Dodgers could solidify themselves...
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November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers Spend $25.7MM to Talk

It looks like money does grow on trees somewhere near Chavez Ravine. As if the Dodgers hadn't spent enough money over the last six months through trades, personnel additions and signing Cuban defectors to send Fort Knox into financial ruin, they felt it was necessary to pony up $25.7MM......just to talk. I guess the front office didn't get the memo that Verizon has plans...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

My Favorite Phillies Game

Earlier this week we asked readers to recall their favorite Phillies games and below are some of the entries we received via email.  Thanks for sharing...From Jeremy: My favorite Phillies memory was the first time I watched them play in the Vet against the Dodgers on August 25, 1995. It was the last family vacation we took before I left home, for good, to ship off to Marine Corps...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Class of 2014

<img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-67djxHOYLXI/TiZm0R71oEI/AAAAAAAACLI/ujxo-dUqkQ4/s1600/maddux.jpg" t$="true" />So, let's re-cap.This weekend, regardless of the crowd size, we're looking at a pretty sub-standard Hall of Fame induction.  Then, in 2013, either the biggest class of first ballot guys gets in...or the most exciting crop...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

TOC Midseason Review: AL Rookie of the Year

The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days. The AL Rookie of the Year award really isn't much of a race right now. In fact, our winner was unanimous....
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Is There a “Right” Way to Execute Specific Sport Skills?

Athletes and coaches often obsess on the mechanics involved in perfecting a sport skill (like a golf swing or batting stance), usually doing so at the expense of fully understanding the impact mental toughness has on executing a sport skill.  For example, the average golfer will spend an inordinate amount of time watching videos, taking lessons, and hitting balls at a driving range...
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May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels-Twins Preview

The Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver is getting a rare opportunity in facing the beleaguered Minnesota Twins five days after recording his first career no-hitter at their expense. The Twins are hoping a different venue for Monday night's rematch will help them avoid some dubious history. Weaver (4-0, 1.61 ERA) faced two batters more than the minimum during his 9-0 masterpiece...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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