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Santana secures place in Mets lore

The veteran lefty has given this franchise his all, and that now includes a no-hitter

Updated: June 2, 2012, 10:48 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Johan Santana was the right man to do it, the right pitcher to deliver a magical moment that escaped more than a half-century's worth of New York Mets. Truth is, he had this no-hitter coming to him since the day he tried to lift the Mets into the playoffs with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

At the end of 2008, his first season with the Mets, Santana declared his historical worthiness on short rest, throwing a three-hit shutout at the Florida Marlins only four days after firing ...

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