Matt Garza gave the Tampa Bay Rays' history book its first no-hitter Monday in a 5-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Garza became the fifth pitcher to throw a "no-no" in 2010, and the 268th to throw one all-time.
Although his no-hitter is an amazing feat, Garza's complete game will not likely go down as one of the most interesting pitching performances ever.
The following is a look at some of the more surprising, perhaps crazier no-hitters and perfect games to have ever been thrown on a Major League mound.
On June 23, 1917, Babe Ruth took the mound for the Boston Red Sox in the first of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators.
After walking the first batter, Ruth was enraged. He argued with the home plate umpire, starting a verbal skirmish that led to both Ruth and catcher Pinch Thomas' ejections.
Having lost a promising start to short tempers, the Red Sox manager called right-hander Ernie Shore to the mound.
Shore threw a perfect game for the next 26 batters.
Although he did all the work by himself, Shore has to share the no-hitter victory with Ruth in the history books.
All things considered, Ruth is not a bad person to share a page with in MLB history.
In 1934, the St. Louis Cardinals' Dizzy Dean pitched a complete-game shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The famed pitcher was flawless until the eight inning. He finished the game having given up only three hits.
Dean's brother, Paul, then a rookie, started the second game. Picking up where his brother left off, Paul Dean pitched a no-hitter.
Both Deans helped the Cardinals win the 1934 World Series.
Don Larsen—who's that?
The New York Yankees pitcher finished his career with a losing record and a then-unimpressive earned run average.
He did, however, do one incredible thing during his 14-season career: He pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
In Game 5 of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larsen pitched better than he had ever pitched.
The win turned out to be the difference-maker for the Yankees, who won the series 4-3.
Nineteen-Seventy marked a new decade and a new era, one often characterized by the by-products of hallucinogenic drugs (just think of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album).
Pittsburgh Pirates' starter Dock Ellis produced one of these drug-induced masterpieces when he threw a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres under the influence of LSD.
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Nolan Ryan is one of the greatest pitchers of all time. There's no question.
During his illustrious career, Ryan threw seven no-hitters.
In 1991, the storied righty threw his last one, against the Toronto Blue Jays—he struck out Roberto Alomar for the final out.
At 44, Ryan became the oldest man to throw a no-no.
Jim Abbott was born without a right hand. That birth defect did little to keep the hurler from pitching well.
Abbott proved his lack of hand had no effect on his pitching ability—he threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1993.
Not all no-hitters can be achieved alone. In 2003, the Houston Astros proved their pitching staff was dominant.
Roy Oswalt started the game, but left early due to injury. A series of pitchers followed: Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner.
The best part: They beat the powerful Yankees, who went on to win the AL pennant.
Everyone agrees Stephen Strasburg is tearing it up as a 2010 rookie. But has he thrown a no-hitter yet?
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz threw a no-no in his second career start. Talk about a good start to a career.
Wilson Alvarez did the same thing for the Chicago White Sox in 1991.
Bob Forsch is one of the better St. Louis Cardinal pitchers to have pitched in St. Louis. In his 16-year career, he won 168 games, two of them no-hitters.
He threw his first in 1978.
In 1979, Bob's brother, Ken, threw a no-no with the Houston Astros, making the brothers the first no-hitter siblings in MLB (sorry, Deans).
Ken Johnson did not have an illustrious career as an MLB pitcher. He did, however, throw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds.
Despite the strong performance by Johnson on the mound, the Houston Colt .45s did not win the game—they lost 1-0.
Yes, you can pitch a no-hitter and still lose a game. Johnson did not allow any hits, but he did yield a base to Pete Rose on an error. Rose would score after a groundout and an additional error.
Johnson is the only pitcher ever to throw a losing no-no.