The Chicago Cubs added a new milestone to their storied history as on Sunday, and Alec Mills finished off the organization’s 16th no-hitter.
What started as a far-off thought, a pipe dream of sorts, culminated into a record-book moment in Cubs history. Alec Mills, fresh off a huge home victory the week prior versus the Cincinnati Reds, made history on Milwaukee’s road, blanking the Brewers and pitching his way into baseball lore.
Mills became the 16th Cubs starting pitcher to twirl a no-hitter. A moment he nor Cubs fans will forget. After narrowly missing the rotation at the beginning of the year, as fate and a broken wine glass would have it, Mills worked his way into the starting rotation. Two months later, he finds himself at the echelon of greatness.
No-hitters are rare. There are only four teams who have thrown more no-nos than the Cubs. In true style and to pay homage to those before Mills, it is time we jump into our time portal to take a trip down memory lane of those past accomplishments.