Baseball fans are funny people, but baseball players can be even stranger, at least to those who never follow the game. An unwritten rule, which is no longer respected, is that when a pitcher is working on a no-hitter, it is never mentioned. Because if it is mentioned, the next batter the pitcher faces will get a hit, at least according to superstition.
The great broadcaster Mel Allen would tell listeners, "There have been six hits in the game, and the Indians have them all."
Things Are Different Today
Today, broadcasters tell the audience when a pitcher is working on a no-hitter. On the field, most players don't mention it.
Although, that hasn't always been the case.
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Article written by Harold Friend