It was an ESPN Friday night doubleheader: The A's in Toronto and the Cardinals in LA.
By the end of the baseball night, history was made when Dave Stewart and Fernando Valenzuela pitched no-hitters.
According to news reports, Valenzuela learned of Stewart's no hitter minutes before taking the mound. According to Tommy Lasorda, the LA manager, Valenzuela joked about pitching another no hitter that night.
To be honest, I saw Dave Stewart's last 4 innings but did not make to watch the West Coast game.
A great night for two of the best pitchers of 1990.
Valenzuela won 173 games, primarily with LA. He could have won 200 games but injuries caught up with him. We remember him for a tremendous rookie season in 1981 and that complete game in game 3 of the World Series that year. He was a workhorse and pitched 117 complete games.
Stewart won 168 games and enjoyed great success with the A's. He won 119 games over a 7 year period with the A's, including 4 consecutive 20-win seasons. He was also a workhorse with lots of high innings totals.
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