John Means was going to quit baseball. He made a LinkedIn profile because he was about to hang it up. But he didn’t. He kept believing.
John Means throwing the Orioles first no-hitter since 1991 when Bob Milaki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson, and Gregg Olson combined to no-hit the A’s. The first Orioles complete game no hitter since Jim Palmer in 1969. Definitely one of the most impressive O’s pitching outings of all time.
A past joy:
Johan Santana throwing the very first Mets no-hitter in 2012. 134 pitches. By the 7th inning, I knew either he was going to lose it or he was going to keep going, no matter how many pitches until he got it. And he had been on a known pitch count limit from Terry Collins. It was a really fun game to watch.