The 6 Best MLB Moments from Saturday

The cool stuff from Saturday!

Good morning, and happy Sunday, folks! Hope your weekend is going well and continues to go well today. Yesterday, we had a little bit of everything in baseball; we got one heck of a Subway Series game, a combined no-hitter, a near no-hitter, and plenty of other great moments that can only happen in baseball. Read on below to discover some of the goodness from yesterday:


The New York Subway Series


The Yankees and Mets played at Citi Field yesterday and did their best to honor the many different heroes that gave their all on September 11, 2001. In honor of the first responders on the scene, Pete Alonso and Aaron Judge wore custom cleats emblazoned with the words “Never Forget,” among other things:

Before the game, the Yankees and Mets players took time to honor those we lost on 9/11:

Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine, who managed the Yankees and Mets respectively during the 2001 season, threw out the ceremonial first pitches before the game:

The Yankees and Mets also wore FDNY hats to honor the first respondents:

There were so many great ways that people chose to honor the heroes on 9/11, but if I continued to list them all, we might be here a while. There were two other clips that I thought were worth sharing on this topic. And, while they’re not exactly from any September 11, they are distinctly intertwined with that date for one reason or another.

In the first baseball game back in New York City following 9/11, Mike Piazza hit one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history:

Current Mets catcher James McCann also homered yesterday in a bit of a cool parallel.

Then, in the first World Series game in New York City since the attacks, then-President George W Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch:

George W. Bush, in a bulletproof vest, throwing a true strike from the mound. Well done, sir. These moments are shared every year on the anniversary of the attacks and they always make me emotional. Every time, without fail. May we always remember these moments.


The Cubs Have Themselves a Top Prospect


This kid was ready for that foul ball.

And his dad is so happy for him! What a wholesome moment.

Plus, what a snag! If that kid can make those kinds of catches with regularity, he could be the next great Cubs infielder!


Spelling Error


We have plenty of errors (including one below!) in baseball these days, but none more egregious than this one in Detroit:

(Ironically, the one letter they were missing is the one used in scorebooks to denote errors)


Just a Few Outs Away…


The Blue Jays and Orioles played two seven-inning games yesterday. In the second game, the Orioles sent Keegan Akin to the mound to face the dangerous Toronto offense. And, to his credit, Akin absolutely dominated through the first 6 innings, allowing zero hits from a lineup with an MVP and a couple of All-Stars. We were all wondering whether Akin would get the same lukewarm reaction as Madison Bumgarner got after his 7-inning “no-hitter.”

In fact, the Keegans of the world were especially excited:

Ironically, Keegan Matheson is the Blue Jays reporter for MLB.com, so I can’t tell whether he was truly excited for a fellow Keegan or if he was trying to jinx Keegan Akin into giving up a hit.

Whatever his intentions were, the jinx certainly worked:

I think 11 runs in an inning will play pretty well.


An ACTUAL No-Hitter


One team did manage to no-hit another team for 9 full innings. The Milwaukee Brewers no-hit Cleveland, helping set an MLB record for the most no-hitters in a single season. Cleveland also joined another cool club: one of the few teams to be no-hit more than once in a single season.

The no-hitter belonged to Corbin Burnes and Josh Haderwho absolutely dominated the Cleveland lineup yesterday. Burnes finished 8 strong innings and struck out 14 Cleveland batters, while Hader pitched a clean ninth inning to deliver the no-hitter.


Spelling Error


The error, as promised, from yesterday’s Subway Series game:

He, uh, missed the throw to first, I would say.


Enjoy your Sunday (or don’t, I’m not your boss)!


Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Adam Sloate

Die-hard Angels fan since birth; misses the good ol' days of Vladdy, Kendrys, and Weaver. Temple University alumnus, UCLA Law student.

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