New York Mets: 6 Reasons Why Johan's No-Hitter Was Extra Special

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New York Mets: 6 Reasons Why Johan's No-Hitter Was Extra Special
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After 51 years, two months, and one day, the wait ended for the New York Mets. Johan Santana gave Mets fans what they so desperately craved: a no-hitter. 

Santana delivered a decent performance:a full nine innings, no runs, no hits, five walks and eight strikeouts. His cause was aided by a controversial call on a Carlos Beltran ball that touched the foul line, and a spectacular catch by Queens native Mike Baxter, who left with a bruised shoulder after crashing into the left field wall.

But there was more to this no-hitter than just the numbers. This no-hitter was special in a number of ways.

What ways, you may ask? Well, this slideshow will tell you. 

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