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Sister willing to share with Santana

Updated: June 8, 2012, 2:37 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Johnny Vander Meer's sister did not know Johan Santana had thrown the New York Mets' first no-hitter and did not have any objection Friday morning to the notion she could end up sharing her family's singular place in baseball history.

"I could never root for the Yankees anyway," Garberdina Nywening said by phone.

Santana has a chance Friday night, however remote, to join Vander Meer as the only pitchers to throw back-to-back no-hitters. In 1938, the Cincinnati Reds' ...

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