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The Ex-Met Factor
Stephen Cannella
April 16, 2001
By throwing a 3-0 no-hitter against the Orioles last week, Hideo Nomo of the Red Sox became the only pitcher to toss no-hit gems before and after playing for the Mets. While onetime members of the club (including Warren Spahn, right) have now accounted for 22 no-hitters, the Mets are still waiting—after 6,187 regular-season starts through Monday—for someone to pitch a no-no for them. Here are the Mets who made history elsewhere.—David Sabino
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April 16, 2001

The Ex-met Factor

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By throwing a 3-0 no-hitter against the Orioles last week, Hideo Nomo of the Red Sox became the only pitcher to toss no-hit gems before and after playing for the Mets. While onetime members of the club (including Warren Spahn, right) have now accounted for 22 no-hitters, the Mets are still waiting—after 6,187 regular-season starts through Monday—for someone to pitch a no-no for them. Here are the Mets who made history elsewhere.
—David Sabino

PRE-METS NO-HITTERS

HIDEO NOMO, Dodgers, 1996
AL LEITER, Marlins, 1996
KENNY ROGERS, Rangers, 1994
BRET SABERHAGEN, Royals, 1991
JOHN CANDELARIA, Pirates, 1976
DOCK ELLIS, Pirates, 1970
DEAN CHANCE, Twins, 1967
DON CARDWELL, Cubs, 1960
WARREN SPAHN, Braves, 1960, '61

POST-METS NO-HITTERS

HIDEO NOMO, Red Sox, 2001
DAVID CONE, Yankees, 1999
DWIGHT GOODEN, Yankees, 1996
MIKE SCOTT, Astros, 1986
TOM SEAVER, Reds, 1978
NOLAN RYAN, Angels, 1973 (2), '74, 75; Astros, '81; Rangers '90 '91

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