On May 11, 1996, Al Leiter of the Florida Marlins threw a gem. Leiter was 'under the gun' for control problems and started the first inning by hitting a batter and walking two, yet he kept control of the hits and threw the first no-hitter for the Florida Marlins organization.
"We might have been looking for a pitch outside, but we never got one. I've never seen a pitcher throw inside all night." - Andres Galarraga on Al Leiter's Pitching (Post Game Interview)
2nd Week of May Recipient
1996 Leaf Signature Series
1st Marlins No-Hitter.
Al Leiter's no-hitter was one of two thrown during the 1996 season. Do you remember who threw the other and what field it was done on (making it quite remarkable)?
Did you know that you could examine the complete box score for this no-hitter right here at Baseball Almanac?