On one of the craziest days in recent baseball memory, Ervin Santanareached the pinnacle of his pitching ability with a no-hitter.
July 27th will be remembered by some as the day Colby Rasmus, Edwin Jackson, and Carlos Beltran all got traded. But for fans of the Los Angeles Angels and baseball fans in general, Santana's no-hitter is by far the most memorable part of the day.
This is, astonishingly, the ninth no-hitter thrown by pitchers in the past two years. It is very tough to compare no-hitters, as the task is tough enough as is. But I'll take a stab at it.
From Francisco Liriano to Roy Halladay and beyond, these are the nine no-hitters of 2010 and 2011, in order of impressiveness.