ONE OF BASEBALL’S MOST TALENTED PITCHERS.
ONE OF PITCHING’S MOST DIFFICULT FEATS.
THIS JULY, RE-LIVE JOHAN SANTANA’S NO-HITTER
WITH A COMMEMORATIVE DVD FROM MLB PRODUCTIONS
BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES:
NEW YORK METS FIRST NO-HITTER
Features the Original Broadcast with a Special Audio Feature Allowing
Fans to Watch the Broadcast and Listen to the Mets Radio Network Announcers
in English or Spanish
IN STORES JULY 10
NEW YORK, NY – On June 1, 2012 at Flushing’s Citi Field, ace Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history when he blanked the St. Louis Cardinals and shocked Metsfans on a magical, unforgettable night. Featuring close calls, gutty pitches and terrific defense, this Friday night thriller takes a prominent place as one of the greatest moments in Mets history. And, on July 10, Major League Baseball Productions and A+E Networks Home Entertainment will anoint it as such when they release BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: NEW YORK METS FIRST NO-HITTER. A must-have for Mets fans everywhere, it will be available at Mets.com, and will be in stores, including the Mets Team Store, beginning July 10 for $12.95srp.
Coming off a season lost to shoulder injury, Santana would throw the most breathless of games in the 8,020th regular season game in the history of the Mets. Ironically, the franchise known for its all-time roster of pitching greats had never recorded a no-hitter. One-hitters filled the Club’s history books, and the 35 oh-so-close gems spun by familiar legends were wrapped up in onehistoric start from Santana. Back in 1962 at the Polo Grounds, Al Jackson tossed the Mets first one-hitter. In 1970 over a span of 28 days, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan and Gary Gentry each held the opposition to one hit. The list of one-hit wonders would go on: Dwight Gooden and David Cone, Terry Leach’s 10-inning one-hitter and Steve Trachsel’s two one-hitters in the same year. Fifty years of tantalizingly close performances – making Santana’s achievement all the more gratifying.
Re-live all the excitement of Santana’s 8-strikeout tour de force with this classic game on DVD. Direct from the Major League Baseball archives, this extraordinary television broadcast includes the historic and masterful pitching performance of Santana, an unforgettable baseball game 50 years in the making. A special audio feature allows fans to watch the television broadcast and listen to the Mets Radio Network announcers in English or Spanish!
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BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: JOHAN SANTANA’S NO-HITTER
Street date: July 10, 2012 Genre: Sports
Running Time: Approx. 180 mins. Catalog #: AAAE278670
Format: DVD/Single Screeners: Avail. upon request
Sug. Retail Price: $12.95 Color Art: Avail. upon request