No New York Mets pitcher had ever thrown a no-hitter — not Tom Seaver, not Dwight Gooden, not Tom Glavine. But on Sept. 29, 2007, John Maine was four outs away from throwing what would have been the franchise’s first — against the Marlins.
With two outs in the eighth inning, Paul Hoover, a minor-league journeyman catcher, hit a dribbler up the third-base line. All-Star David Wright had no chance at a play.
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