By: Stache Staff

Happy 2nd Anniversary! Johan Santana Throws First Ever Mets No Hitter


It was two years ago today that Johan Santana entered Mets lore forever and broke a streak that some Mets fans thought would never be broken.

On a windy Friday night at Citi Field against, at the time, defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, Johan Santana threw the first ever no hitter in Mets history.

Santana would strike out 2011 World Series MVP David Freese to end it while throwing 134 pitches along the way.

Below is a video of all the 27 outs that Santana got that night to end a streak that lasted 50 years and over 8,000 games.

We would suggest paying close attention to the out made by Yadier Molina to open the 7th inning.


Two years later and that catch by now former Met Mike Baxter still amazes every time we see it. Here is the GIF of a close up of the play thanks to our friend @MetsKevin11


If you really want some interesting facts about that magical night beyond the the fact it was the first no-hitter in Mets history, check this out.

Of the 10 players to play in the game that night only three remain on the Major League team: David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda (who somehow played RF in a no-hitter which is amazing in its own right).

The lineup that night was…

1. Mike Baxter LF, who is in the minor leagues with the Dodgers

Andres Torres CF, replaced Baxter after he injured his shoulder his great catch and is not on a team in 2014.

2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis CF-LF, on the Mets AAA team in Las Vegas

3. David Wright 3B, still here

4. Lucas Duda RF, still here

5. Daniel Murphy 2B, still here

6. Ike Davis 1B, traded to the Pirates this past April

7. Josh Thole C, traded to Toronto in the 2012 off-season

8. Omar Quintanilla SS, on the Mets AAA team in Las Vegas

9. Johan Santana SP, re-habbing from injury with the Baltimore Orioles

It is amazing how things have changed over the past two years since that amazing night in terms of the roster.

But no matter where you were or who was playing for the Mets that night, it will always be remembered for what Johan Santana did on the mound.

As Gary Cohen said to punctuate the night, “IT HAS HAPPENED” and now it has been two years since it did happen.

Happy Anniversary Johan and thanks for pitching one of the greatest games in Mets history.

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