Excellence!!!

Clay Buchholz! A no-hitter in his second start in the majors! The first rookie in Red Sox history to do it. The 21st rookie in major league baseball to do it. The third rookie since 1900 to throw a no-hitter in his first or second start. The 17th no-hitter ever by a Red Sox pitcher. The first since Derek Lowe’s in 2002. And he’s 23 years old. Wow!

This happened last night, September 1, 2007. You can read all about it at Boston.com. Congratulations, Clay!

P.S. We’d love it if all of you would post your congratulations to him in our comments.