Eight years earlier Johnny Vander Meer did the impossible and threw back to back no hitters. In 1946, he would make 25 starts going 10-12 with a 3.17 ERA. The Reds would finish at 67-87 which was good for sixth place in the National League.
In our simulation of baseball history, Vander Meer will just make three starts as an injury will force him to miss the rest of the season.
The Reds are off to an 8-4 start thanks in part to the strong start by Vander Meer. They will have to move on without him now.
Here are the real box scores from both of Vander Meer's No-Hitters
First No Hitter
Second No Hitter