While the parent club has yet to manage a no-no in their 44 year history, Binghamton starter Miguel Pinango (abov) held the Portland Sea Dogs hitless over 7 innings in the B-Mets’ 7-0 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader. (Binghamton won the first game, 9-7). In ’02, Pinango had a no-hitter through 8 2/3rds innings while pitching for the NY-Penn League Brooklyn Cyclones.
Though Seth Mnookin’s “Feeding The Monster” has already been mentioned in this space, I figured you might enjoy the following footnote from page 329, meant to illustrate Pedro Martinez’ “quirky sense of humor and impish enthusiam”.
In 2001, the Herald’s Jeff Horrigan was doing an interview with Martinez for Sports Illustrated For Kids. Horrigan asked Martinez his favorite color. “Green.” Favorite book? “Whatever.” Favorite actress? “Sandra Bullock.” Secret ambition? “I would like to fuck Sandra Bullock,” Martinez replied with a grin. Horrigan explained that likely wasn’t an appropriate response for children’s magazine and asked the question again. Martinez dutifully amended his answer. “I would like to sleep with Sandra Bullock.”