Hideo Nomo

September 17, 1996: Hideo Nomo of the Dodgers defies the odds by throwing a no-hitter at Coors Field.

In a ballpark synonymous with offensive outbursts, Nomo strikes out eight and walks four in the Dodgers' 9-0 win against the Rockies.

He remains the only pitcher to record a no-hitter at Coors.

Nomo was in his second season with the Dodgers at the time, and his unorthodox windup and splitter helped him to be effective right away. He was the first Japanese-born pitcher to throw an MLB no-hitter.

Here's Vin Scully on the call:

In his two previous starts at Coors, Nomo had given up 18 hits in 9 2/3 innings.

Nomo threw another no-hitter April 4, 2001, against Baltimore in his debut with the Red Sox.

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