This date '84: Soto loses no-hitter with two strikes, two outs in 9th


So close.............

I'll never forget May 12, 1984: (Boxscore)

Reds vs Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium

Reds pitcher Mario Soto lost a no-hitter with 2-strikes and 2-outs in the 9th when George Hendrick homered to tie the game 1-1.

I was mowing the grounds of Ashland Chemicals in Indianapolis (my dad was regional manager) and had stopped to listen to the final out.

I stood up on the riding mower to get better reception on my radio. What a crusher. I can close my eyes and still remember Marty's words......."The no-hitter is gone, the shutout is gone....and the game is tied"

The Reds did win the game in the bottom of the 9th on a Brad Gulden single vs Bruce Sutter to score Dave Concepcion.


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