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Bob P
January 31, 2004
St Louis RHP Silvio Martinez made his first major league start and threw a one-hitter against the Mets. The only hit was a Steve Henderson leadoff home run in the seventh inning. The Mets got their other run on a walk, infield out, and two wild pitches. George Hendrick had a three-run homer for the Cards.

Martinez pitched two 1-hitters and two 2-hitters in 1978, but finished the year with just a 9-8 record. In 1980 he went 15-8 for the Cardinals, but was out of baseball after the 1981 season due mainly to elbow problems.

August 31, 2011
Yep, I remember this one very well. I was 13 and about to graduate from the 8th grade. My friend's father treated us by taking us out to see the Mets play the Cardinals at Shea. We had great seats, field level behind third base. Little did we know that we would nearly witness a no-hitter by a pitcher making his major league debut, which really would have been something. The very late '70s were a dark, dark time for the Mets.

July 15, 2014
My memory of watching this game was that the Mets announcers weren't sure if it was his major league debut or not! As the game progressed they found out that it was his first start, but he had pitched in relief prior; at which point they started to wonder who had thrown a no-hitter closest to his major league debut, which led to a discussion of Bobo Holloman. Can you imagine in this day and age, announcers not having info on every pitch thrown by a pitcher in his career, let alone whether or not he had pitched in the majors yet?! And, by the fifth inning a graphic would be up on the screen of all the no-hitters thrown by rookie pitchers and in which start they did it!

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