Larry Dierker No Hitter

Podcast Highlights

Larry Dierker takes us back to a momentous day in his career, July 9, 1976, when he pitched a no hitter against the Expos just days before his wedding anniversary, giving even more reason to celebrate an already special time in his life.

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Featured Players

Larry Dierker

Career: 1964-1977 (playing), 1997- 2001 (managing)
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 6’4, 215lb
Born: September 22, 1946 in Hollywood, CA
Debut: September 22, 1964 (Age 18) for Houston Colt.45s vs. San Francisco Giants

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
31.9 139 123 3.31 356 329 1 2333.2 1493 1.217

Career Managing Stats:

G W L W-L%
783 435 348 .556
  • NL Manager of the Year (1998)
  • Houston Astros No.49 retired

Pete MacKanin

Career: 1973-1981(playing), 2005-2017 (managing)
Position: Second Baseman, Shortstop, and Third Baseman
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 6’2, 190lb
Born August 1, 1951 in Chicago, IL
Debut: July 3, 1973 (age 21) for Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
-2.1 1570 161 355 .226 30 141 27 .263 .339

Career Managing Stats:

G W L W-L%
518 227 291 .438

Mike Jorgensen

Career: 1968-1985 (playing), 1995 (Managing)
Position: First Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height/Weight: 6’0, 195lb
Born: August 16, 1948 in Passaic, New Jersey
Debut: September 10, 1968 (age 20) for New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
9.3 3421 429 833 .243 95 426 58 .347 .373

Career Managing Stats:

G W L W-L%
96 42 54 .438
  • Golden Glove Award (1973)

Bob Watson

Career: 1966-1984
Position: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 6’0, 201lb
Born: April 10, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA
Debut: September 9, 1966 (age 20) for Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Nicknames: Bull

Career Highlights & Awards

Career Playing Stats:

WAR AB R H BA HR RBI SB OBP SLG
28.2 6185 802 1826 .295 184 989 27 .364 .447
By |2019-01-09T14:29:20-05:00July 9th, 2013|2 Comments

About the Author:

Larry Dierker was born September 22, 1946, in Hollywood California. Larry is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, broadcaster, and he is also an accomplished American novelist, blogger, essayist, playwright, motivational speaker, and digital entrepreneur.

2 Comments

  1. Jason April 5, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I’ve had the opportunity to meet Larry and he is an amazing guy! I am so glad he had this opportunity to make history, what a great podcast.

  2. Mike Mccroskey August 3, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Good story, Larry. I was at that game with a couple of friends of mine. Saved the little paper cup that we got the free beer in and you autographed it for me at a baseball dinner about 25 years are so later. Also, saved the box score from the paper and saved ti in the cup. I am pretty sure my wife threw them both out.
    Ah, well. We did stay to the end and watched your on field interview at the start of the 3rd base dugout. Yours and Mike Scott’s are the only two that I have seen in person. Very memorable for me.

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