(New York) — Unfortunately for the Mets and their fans, they won’t be celebrating their second no-hitter in two weeks as Major League Baseball has denied the team’s request to reverse the scoring decision of the lone hit of R.A. Dickey’s shutout on Wednesday.
The only hit for the Rays came in the first inning when B.J. Upton hit a ball towards third baseman David Wright. Wright was unable to cleanly barehand the ball, and Upton reached first on the infield single. The Mets felt as though it should have been ruled an error. Before the ruling, Dickey even came out and said that he wouldn’t have wanted the no-hitter to become official after the fact.
“We didn’t win,” Mets manger Terry Collins said. “We didnt’ expect to win. We gave it a try If we had won it, we would have had another no-hitter and we wouldn’t have to wait another 50 years.”
On June 1, pitcher Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets franchise history.
According to the Society of American Baseball Research, the only no-hitter created after the fact came back in 1917 when Ernie Koob of the St. Louis Browns against the Chicago White Sox.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News