Wilson Ramos makes history of his own with Scherzer’s no-hitter
As Max Scherzer notched his second no-hitter of the season on Friday, one of the rarest feats a pitcher can achieve, he granted the man who caught that no-hitter a spot in history.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, Wilson Ramos, who caught both of Scherzer’s no-hitters this season, is the first catcher to ever catch three no-hitters in a 162-game span, as he was also behind the plate when Jordan Zimmermann threw his no-hitter last year.
"Yeah, that makes me feel really happy and really good," Ramos said. "Because I know myself, everything I’m doing, it’s working. It’s working good. Every time I go out there, I like to put good fingers [down]. I want to put zeroes on the scoreboard. That’s my job. I’m very happy for it."
Ramos is only the 14th catcher in major-league history to catch three no-hitters. The 28-year-old would become the first catcher in history to be behind the dish for four no-hitters if he catches another one.
"I feel very happy right now for that," Ramos said of Scherzer’s no-hitter being a manifestation of his improved receiving skills. "Everything I like to do behind the plate, now I can say it’s working. In spring training, I concentrated and worked behind the plate. Forget about offense. If I hit, I hit. But I’m going to be strong mentally behind the plate."
(h/t MASN Sports)