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Justin Verlander Becomes 27th Pitcher To Throw Multiple No-Hitters

By throwing the second no-hitter of his major league career on Saturday, Justin Verlander joined a rather exclusive club. With two no-hitters now on his resume, Verlander became the 27th pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter, according to both ESPN Stats & Info and STATS LLC.

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(SB Nation has the list at 26, but we've seen several numbers thrown out there in the hours since Verlander struck out Rajai Davis for the 27th out of his second no-hitter. If there's one sport that you would think has the stats locked down, wouldn't it be baseball?)

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Verlander may not be done tossing those no-nos, either. (And he still has a perfect game to strive for, having lost his chance at one after walking J.P. Arencibia on Saturday. Or he could throw two in a season, like Roy Halladay did last year. Or Virgil Trucks, the only other Tigers pitcher to throw two no-hitters, doing so in 1952.) He's only 28 years old, and arguably has plenty of baseball left in his right arm.

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The record for most no-hitters thrown in a career is seven, achieved by Nolan Ryan. Ryan threw that seventh no-no when he was 44 years old. That gives Verlander 16 more years to work with. He can always match or surpass that record sooner, of course.

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