METS TO HONOR JOHAN SANTANA ON MAY 31 IN A PRE-GAME CEREMONY 10 YEARS AFTER HIS HISTORIC NO-HITTER
FLUSHING, N.Y., March 28, 2022 — The New York Mets today announced that the club will hold a pre-game ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of Johan Santana’s historic no-hitter on Tuesday, May 31 prior to the 7:10 pm game vs. Washington.
On June 1, 2012, Santana delivered his signature pitch, a changeup, to strike out St. Louis’ David Freese, to author the first no-hitter in franchise history after 8,019 regular season games.
Santana and his catcher that evening Josh Thole, will be honored for their historic achievement.
“I still remember how I felt that night,” said Santana, who gutted through 134 pitches. “I knew how much it meant to New York Mets fans. I was very proud to be a part of the first no-hitter and I can’t wait to celebrate with the fans on May 31. It holds a special place in my heart.”
In addition, the team announced that Santana and Thole will both participate in Old Timers’ Day on Saturday, August 27 prior to the 7:10 pm game vs. Colorado.
With one out in the seventh inning, Yadier Molina laced a line drive to left. Queens native Mike Baxter raced back and crashed violently into the wall but held onto the baseball to preserve the no-hit bid.
“I was in a zone with Josh all night,” recalled Santana. “I remember I was holding my breath before Baxter’s catch. It was amazing. He really saved me.”
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