Hayden Wesneski Etches Name in the History Books as Chicago Cubs Drop Pittsburgh Pirates

Though it may not feel like it, the immaculate inning is significantly more rare than the no-hitter, but they’ve become far more common as strikeout rates have risen over the last decade and hitters become more swing happy. 

In the history of Major League Baseball there have been 317 no-hitters, there had only been 122 immaculate innings as of Thursday morning. By Thursday night though, there were 123 immaculate innings in the record book, and Chicago Cubs starter Hayden Wesneski’s name was firmly etched next to the likes of Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Grove and a host of others.

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