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Author Johnson, James W., 1938-

Title Double no-hit : Johnny Vander Meer's historic night under the lights / James W. Johnson
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 196 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Prologue; 1. Nighttime Pageantry; 10. Sixth Inning; 11. Seventh Inning; 2. First Inning; 3. Bottom of the First; 4. A Second Chance; 5. Second Inning; 6. Third Inning; 7. Fourth Inning; 8. Fifth Inning; 9. A Dream Come True; 12. Eighth Inning; 13. Ninth Inning; 14. After the Game; 15. Postgame; 16. The Rest of the Season; 17. A New Season; 18. Vandy Bounces Back; 19. The War and Beyond; 20. A New Opportunity; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography;
Summary The average pitcher has about a .000645 chance of throwing a no-hitter. In the spring of 1938, Cincinnati Reds rookie pitcher Johnny Vander Meer pitched two, back to back. The feat has never been duplicated, which comes as no surprise to sports professionals and aficionados alike. Decade after decade, in one poll after another (from Sport magazine, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN),Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters turn up as one of baseball's greatest and most untouchable achievements. Double No-Hit offers an inning-by-inning account of that historic second consecutive no-hitter accomplished d
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Vander Meer, Johnny, 1914-1997.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
No-hitters (Baseball) -- History -- 20th century.
Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803271395
0803271433 (electronic bk.)
9780803271432 (electronic bk.)