No No Notes

  • Carlos tossed the 13th no-hitter in Cubs history and the first in 36 years (Milt Pappas – Sept. 2nd 1972)
  • Eight of the Cubs’ 13 no-no’s have come during the modern era of baseball, five happened in the 1800’s.
  • The 36 years between no-hitters is the third longest stretch in baseball: Philly waited 58 years (1906-54) and Detroit 38 years (1913-51).
  • The Mets (46 years) and Padres (39 years) are the lone teams in MLB without ever having thrown a no-hitter.
  • Z is the third Venezuelan to ever throw a no-hitter: the White Sox’s Wilson Alverez (Aug. 11, 1991) and Florida’s Anibal Sanchez (Sept. 6, 2006).
  • Carlos is the first pitcher to throw a no-no with his last name beginning with a Z.
  • He is also the first Cubs pitcher to record 10 strikeouts during a no-hitter.
  • The no-hitter is the first in Miller Park’s history.
  • Ken Holtzman is the last Cubs pitcher to throw a no-hitter on the road (June 3, 1971 at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium).
  • Zambrano and Holtzman are the only Cubs pitchers to throw a no-hitter in a night game.
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