Today in A's History (1975), FOUR A's Pitchers Combine for No-Hitter on Last Day of Season

By JonathanMcCorkell
Sep. 28, 2016

What a way to end a regular season! On Sept. 28, 1975 Oakland A's pitchers Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Lindblad and Rollie Fingers combined for the franchise's first multi-pitcher no-hitter on the last day of the regular season at the California Angles. The A's won 5-0. 

Blue started the game, threw five innings and got the win to improve to 22-11 for the year. He gave up two walks.

Abbot came in and threw the 6th inning, followed by Lindbald in the 7th. Fingers came in for the final two innings and completed the no-hitter. It was also the first time the A's had a no-hitter with multiple catchers. Gene Tenace caught the first six innings and Ray Fosse the final three.

The A's finished the year in first place with a 98-64 record before being swept by the Boston Redsox in the ALCS.