August 5, 2009
On August 14, 1971 Bob Gibson took the mound at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Gibson had just won his 200th game of his career earlier in the month and like was usually the case; the St. Louis Cardinals were heavily favored to win with their ace on the mound. The Cardinals hurler was indeed dominating striking out 10 Pirates that day including two strikeouts of Willie Stargell the final one ending the game.
As the dust settled, Gibson had pitched a no-hitter beating Pittsburgh 11-0. It was the first no-hitter against the Pirates at home in more than 60 years. It was one of the most masterful pitching performances in the modern era of baseball.