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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dean Chance Pitches The Second Twins No-Hitter, Aug. 25, 1967


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It was on this date, August 25, 1967, that Dean Chance threw his nine inning no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland Stadium (BBRef box).  He was an excellent pitcher who had been acquired in the off-season, and as a former Cy Young Award winner (1964), he provided the Twins with an instant ace to pair with Jim Kaat.

Minnesota Twins Table
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dean Chance, W (17-9)9 0115802.4631860.6201.522.8
Team Totals9 0115801.0031860.6201.522.8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 8/25/2018.

As well-pitched Twins games rate, I would place it a notch above Francisco Liriano's 2011 gem versus the White Sox (see 2011 Classic Twins post). I use game score, an objective ratings system developed by stat guru Bill James and modified at Baseball Reference.

You can see the tiny, little chart of best Twins starts at the link. Eric Milton's was a sterling 98, followed by Jack Kralick (89), then Scott Erickson (88), Chance (86), and finally Liriano (83) for their respective no-hitters.



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