In lieu of actual baseball, I’ll be posting snippets that were cut from The Baseball Codes as a way of amusing myself and, hopefully, you. Today’s theme: Talking during a no-hitter.
When Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ken Hunt was in the middle of shutting down the Cubs in 1961, his teammate, Jim Brosnan, mentioned something about it on the bench. That was all it took. Moments later, Chicago got its first hit of the game.
“You had to open your big mouth, Broz!” shouted backup catcher Bob Schmidt.
“That’s all right, Broz,” said utilityman Pete Whisenant, sitting nearby. “[Pitcher Jim] O’Toole said it, too.”