It took more than one hundred and thirty pitches, but Johan Santana set history Friday night.
He threw the first New York Mets’ no hitter in team history.
The Mets have been around since 1962.
Since the Mets were founded, there have been 131 no hitters in Major League Baseball.
Seven Mets’ pitchers had gone on to throw no hitters after they had left the team, but no one had ever managed to get one for the team.
Thanks to Santana, and the fielders for backing him up, the Mets’ left the infamous group of two teams who’d never had a no hitter.
Now only the San Diego Padres have never thrown a no hitter. They were formed in 1969.