Red Sox in History: April 4, 2001
In front of 35, 602 fans at Baltimore's Camden Yards, pitcher Hideo Nomo of the Boston Red Sox pitched the 16th no-hitter in franchise history as he accomplished the feat en route to striking out eleven and walking just three batters.
April 4 was the sign of a promising start for Nomo who had signed with Boston as a free agent in the off-season.
This game was, by no means, an offensive explosion by the Red Sox but their three runs were more than enough for their pitcher to work with. Nomo aside, Boston first-baseman Brian Daubach would receive his share of recognition for driving in all three runs on the day.
April 4, 2011 marked a great start to Nomo's tenure in Boston. However, despite his no-hit gem and leading the league in strikeouts with 220 in 2001, it would be Nomo's only season in Boston as he finished with an average record of 13-10 with a 4.50 ERA.
Being the first Japanese pitcher in Major League Baseball, Hideo Nomo isn't exactly synonymous with the Boston Red Sox. However, on this day, he left his mark on what he was capable of doing in a Boston uniform.