September 28, 1974
Heading into play on Saturday, September 28, 1974, Nolan Ryan was a 27 year old pitcher with two no-hitters already under his belt. That day, in front of just 10,872 at Anaheim Stadium, Ryan victimized the Twins to earn his third career no-hitter.
Ryan didn’t go about getting his third career no-no the easy way. Though he struck out 15 Twins (including three times each for Hisle, Borque, and Darwin), he also walked eight (including twice each for the number one and two hitters, Brye and Carew).
At the time, only Sandy Koufax had more career no-hitters with four. Ryan joined Bob Feller, Larry Corcoran, and Jim Maloney as the only pitchers to throw three career no-hitters.