Autograph of the Week: Al Leiter

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)

Autograph of the Week

2nd Week of May Recipient

Al Leiter Autograph
Rickey Henderson Autographed 1986 Topps

Card
1996 Leaf Signature Series

Card Number
Bronze

Pen
Black Fine

Notes
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?

After the game, Al Leiter described the feeling as, "I'm numb. It's like when Joe Carter hit the home run to win the World Series in 1993 ."

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