Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Did someone clone Sandy Koufax?

We saw this on ESPN last night and it's on most of the news services today. Florida high school pitcher Patrick Schuster set a state record when he pitched his fourth no-hitter last night. Oh, let us clarify this a little more. It was his fourth STRAIGHT no-hitter.

You read that correctly - 4 straight no-no's.
"I was trying so hard not to think about it. I told my outfielders the last two innings, 'Please, just come in. I don't want to give up a bloop hit. That would be the worst way to end it.' I'm still on cloud nine right now."
The New Port Richey resident has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Florida, but that could all go out the window after this June's amateur draft. High school games are seven innings long and the left-handed Schuster, whose fastball is in the low 90's, has struck out 60 batters in those 28 innings. That means 71% of the opposing batters didn't even put the ball in play when facing Schuster and J. W. Mitchell High School.

Among those who held the previous record is former Yankee Sam Millitello.

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