The first two months of the 2021 season have ushered in a pitching renaissance. Dominant performances by the artists on the mound had led to five no-hitters — arguably six — even before the Yankees played on Wednesday night.
Madison Bumgarner. (In a seven-inning doubleheader opener, but still.)
Six different teams got to mob a starting pitcher on the mound at the end of a no-no. That hadn’t happened for the Yankees since David Cone spun a perfect game on July 18, 1999 — a drought longer than all but seven teams in baseball.
Then, Corey Kluber took the ball on May 20th and offered up an absolute gem. On the same Globe Life Field mound where his 2020 season came to a sudden end on Opening Day, he no-hit the Rangers, allowing just one walk in the process and never even allowing the Texas lineup to even sniff a base hit. It was the 12th no-hitter in Yankees history and the first on the road in 70 years.
So why not commemorate Kluber’s gem with this fun new shirt from BreakingT? I am fond of the “No York, No York” text, and at this point, anyone who doesn’t say that it’s the Year of the No-Hitter is kidding themselves. Maybe Gerrit Cole will be the next to join Kluber in the no-hit parade. We can hope!
This shirt is an officially licensed product of the Major League Baseball Players Association and printed in America.