Johan Santana made history tonight when he threw the first no-hitter in the 51-year history of the New York Mets. But to accomplish the feat, he needed a little help from one umpire and a manager willing to overlook his pitch count.And considering the monumental moment, the night may be best remembered for one fan in a Mets jersey that joined the celebration on the field.
On the next few pages we will take a look at how Santana threw his no-hitter and the craziness that surrounded the event.
Santana had never thrown more than 125 pitches in one game, but was at 107 to start the eighth inning
He needed some quick outs and got the first batter in the eighth on the first pitch, but there was a near-collision
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