Johnny Vander Meer

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October 31, 2012 by Elizabeth Metz

Left-handed pitcher, 1937-1942, 1946-1949.  Inducted 1958 (inaugural class).

Pitched for the 1940 World Champion team. Threw left handed, but batted switch.  Only player in baseball history to throw back-to-back no-hitters.

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2 thoughts on “Johnny Vander Meer

  1. [...] and, in his next start, took a no-hitter into the 9th inning, just failing to match former teammate Johnny Vander Meer‘s feat.  Made 6 consecutive All-Star games and, in 1947, pitched 16 consecutive complete [...]

  2. [...] the Reds were a 98-loss team, despite the promise of a strong young core (Lombardi, Derringer, Vander Meer).  He worked to remake team, and quickly. A winning record in 1938 was followed by a pennant in [...]

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