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Long road to history-making performance

Originally Published: September 6, 2006
ESPN.com

BASEBALL TONIGHT EXTRA

By Mark Simon, ESPN Research

Sometimes, the best baseball moments are the most unexpected. That was the case with Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter on Wednesday night.

The Marlins rookie became the 19th rookie pitcher since 1900 to throw a no-hitter, shutting down the free-falling D-Backs with a tremendous performance. Sanchez, who had only one minor-league complete game to his credit prior to this season, had a great changeup working all night and showed great ...

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