New York Mets’ Howie Rose & Gary Cohen: Top Five Calls Of Last 20 Years

5. Cohen and Rose call Johan Santana‘s no-hitter

Rose’s call definitely edges Cohen’s here, but, both were critical, nevertheless.

This was history.

History that hadn’t been accomplished in the 50-year history of New York Mets Baseball.


On June 1st, 2012, Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. It only took him 133 pitches to do so. (Sigh.)

Santana’s feat brought joy to thousands upon thousands of fans, even if it did lead to the overuse of his talented, but ailing, arm.

To throw the no-hitter against the Cardinals was even more special. Not to mention, this St. Louis team had Carlos Beltran on it, who nearly ruined the special day in one swing.

Beltran batted a ball was grazed the white third base line, probably should have been called fair, but wasn’t.

That, my friends, is destiny,

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