Playbook Quiz: Name that No-Hitter Guy!

April, 22, 2012
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Before he threw his perfect game Saturday, the Chicago White Sox's Philip Humber was more like "Philip Hu?"

And he's not the first one. Over the years, plenty of pitchers have come out of nowhere to throw no-nos (and in some cases, perfect games).

Think you might know some of them? Then take our photo quiz, and try to match the pics with these eight players who threw no-hitters: Len Barker, Dallas Braden, Joe Cowley, Tommy Greene, Jose Jimenez, Juan Nieves, Jonathan Sanchez and, well, you'll get the eighth one.

1.

Dallas BradenAP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
2.

NievesAP Photo/Joe Giza
3.

JimenezAP Photo/Mike Fiala
4.

Len BarkerAP Photo/Mark Duncan
5.

SanchezMissy Mikulecky/Getty Images
6.

Tommy GreeneCraig Melvin /Allsport
7.

Joe CowleyAP Photo/Reed Saxon
8.

Nolan Ryan & Robin VenturaAP Photo
Answers:
1. Braden, Oakland (May 9, 2010, vs. Tampa Bay)
2. Nieves, Milwaukee (April 15, 1987, vs. Baltimore)
3. Jimenez, St. Louis (June 25, 1999, vs. Arizona)
4. Barker, Cleveland (May 15, 1981, vs. Toronto)
5. Sanchez, San Francisco (July 10, 2009, vs. San Diego)
6. Greene, Philadelphia (May 23, 1991, vs. Montreal)
7. Cowley, White Sox (September 19, 1986, vs. California)
8. Robin Ventura. OK, fine: It's seven-time no-hitter-thrower Nolan Ryan.
Patrick Dorsey works for SportsNation. He has worked for the Web and newspapers, had a cup of craft service coffee in film school, and played in one Division III golf tournament (he shot 105).

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