The strangest ending to a no-hitter you’ll ever see

The strangest ending to a no-hitter you’ll ever see

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Think no-hitter, and you think of a pitcher getting the final out while on the mound — and being mobbed by his teammates.

But earning a no-hitter while on the on-deck circle?

And earning a no-hitter after thinking, minutes earlier, you already had it secured?

That’s what happened to Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez, who was in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth when Detroit Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen threw a wild pitch. That allowed Giancarlo Stanton to score in Miami’s 1-0 win.

If you watch the clip, you see Alvarez throw his hands up after striking out Matt Tuiasosopo in the ninth inning—he thought the Marlins were up, 1-0, and was ready to celebrate. But when no one rushed the mound he looked up at the scoreboard and realized the game was tied.

It was the fifth no-hitter in Marlins’ history, and gave the team a rare reason to celebrate this season. The Marlins finished with a 62-100 record, the worst record in the National League and the second worst record in baseball.

 

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