Un-permanent records fill baseball history
The biggest names in the sport are often lauded because of their impressive statistics, but on those rare occasions, under a “woulda – coulda – shoulda” banner, certain records, milestones and accomplishments are proven to be either incorrect, altered or misidentified.
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According to Haddix, the change “doesn’t bother me that much. It was really not a no-hitter.”
Pascual Perez of the Montreal Expos was also a victim of the new ruling, having tossed a rain-shortened, five-inning no-hitter against the Phillies on Sept. 24, 1988.
“What can I do? It’s their decision,” Perez said. “Now it’s too late to take it away from me. I have the tape and I have the ball and I’ll keep the no-hitter in my heart.”
Bill Francis is the senior research and writing associate at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum