Mets to honor Johan Santana for 10th anniversary after no-hitter
A pre-game ceremony will be held on May 31 before the game against the Nationals at Citi Field
On June 1, 2012, Johan Santana made what seemed like the impossible happen when he threw 134 pitches for the first no-hitter in Mets history.
On May 31, the Mets will honor the tenth anniversary of that accomplishment with a pre-game ceremony to celebrate the only no-hitter in club history to-date, the team announced on Monday.
“I still remember how I felt that night,” Santana said in a statement. “I knew how much it meant to New York Mets fans. I was very proud to be a part of the first no-hitter and I can’t wait to celebrate with the fans on May 31. It holds a special place in my heart.”
The Mets had gone 8019 regular season games without a no-hitter until Santana flung a change-up past David Freese to secure his place in history. The no-hitter was preserved in the seventh inning when OF Mike Baxter made a catch while crashing into the left field wall to save an extra-base hit off the bat of Yadier Molina.
In addition, the club announced both Santana and his catcher that night, Josh Thole, will participate in Old Timers’ Day on August 27.