Watching Dave Righetti's no-hitter on ESPN Classic prompted the following thoughts:
- The guy looks exactly the same now as he did back then.
- Dude had a good fastball. It reminded me of Kirk Rueter's, except Righetti's was 20-mph faster with a substantial amount of movement.
Not sure if Sam McDowell counts, as the Giants didn't know he was past his prime when they acquired him. Edgardo Alfonzo has about one more season before he joins. If you don't cheat with Harvey Kuenn, you have to choose between Russ Davis and Ken Oberkfell.
Who did I miss? There has to be someone better than Portugal, but it didn't seem right to slag Rick Reuschel on a team like this. Larsen makes it more on name recognition than anything else.