This Day in Mariners History: Chris Bosio Throws a No-No


On April 22, 1993, the Seattle Mariners‘ new member of the starting rotation, Chris Bosio, had a day he nor anyone else watching will ever forget. He had a mediocre career with the Milwaukee Brewers before signing with Seattle. He was 67-62 with a 3.76 ERA. But this game, things were different.

They were playing the Boston Red Sox in the Kingdome that night. Bosio opened the game by walking the first two batters he faced. Then he settled in and pitched historically well. The first no-hitter in franchise history had happened just 3 years earlier when the Big Unit Randy Johnson shut down the Detroit Tigers.

Bosio went on to be perfect after those two walks, striking out 4 in the process. As he entered the 9th with a no-hitter in tact, he faced John Valentin, Tony Peña and Ernie Riles. He got all 3 to weakly ground out to the left side of the infield and completed a dominant performance and the 2nd no-hitter in franchise history.

22 years later, the Mariners have had two no-hitters since that day. One was a combined no-hitter in 2012 started by Kevin Millwood and ended by Tom Wilhelmsen against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two months after that, Felix Hernandez threw the franchise’s first and only perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Bosio ended up playing four seasons total with Seattle. He went 27-31 with a 4.43 ERA and 310 strikeouts. Hardly Hall of Fame numbers but he will always be remembered for that day when he threw a no-hitter in the Kingdome against the Red Sox.

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