Last night marked an incredibly unlikely occasion for Major League Baseball. For the first time in history, a player racked up his 3,000th hit, a legendary milestone, the same night there was a no-hitter. Not only that, but Pujols plays for the Angels, based in Los Angeles. It was the Los Angeles Dodgers who threw a combined no-hitter that same night.
Where there’s one surprising coincidence, there’s always more. Pujols also happened to share the date of his 600th home run with another no-hitter.
So why May 4th for this wild night in Baseball? Simple – May 4th is written 5/4. The no-hitter thrown by the Los Angeles Dodgers was against the Padres. Pujols got his 3,000th hit off a pitcher named Mike Leake.
Leake was 173 days after his birthday:
The 36th prime number is 151
This date also had numerology of 18 and 27
There are 108 stitches on a baseball. This is a special number to the sport – remember how the Cubs broke a 108 year World Series drought in 2016.
Pujols was 108 days after his birthday:
The four pitchers who combined to throw LA’s no-hitter were 23, 28, 27, and 30. 23+28+27+30 = 108
This means Pujols was 257 days before his next birthday.
Another important word that sums to 54 is “Sun”. The sun is 93 million miles away.
The starting pitcher for the Dodgers threw 93 pitches. The date of Albert’s 3,000th hit fell a span of 257 days after the Great American eclipse:
On the same night, the L.A. Dodgers threw a no-hitter:
The date May 4th can be written either 5/4 or 4/5
“Dodgers” = 45 (SR) | 54 (All Exceptions)
Again, the Dodgers’ no-hitter came against the San Diego Padres. Another “coincidence” we’re supposed to think is random is that the man who threw the first pitch for the Dodgers was Fernando Valenzuela, who threw a no-hitter of his own for the team. The game was also not played in Los Angeles – it was played south of the border in Mexico.
“Pujols” = 93 (O) | 69 (RO) | 30 (SR) | 33 (RR)
“Mexico” = 93 (RO) | 69 (O) | 30 (RR) | 33 (R)
Pujols is currently 38 years old
Pujols became the 32nd hitter to join the 3,000 hit club. The name of the pitcher who started the combined no-hitter for LA was Walker Anthony Buehler:
The date even had multiplicative numerology of 320:
Buehler wears #21. He was 280 days after his birthday:
“Albert Pujols” = 151 (O)
It was the 124th day of the year:
“Dodgers’ No-hitter” = 82 (R)
“José Alberto Pujols Alcántara” = 82 (R)
This was the 298th all-time no-hitter. The pitcher who ended the game was:
“Adam Joseph Liberatore” = 89 (R) | 98 (SR)
This was the 23rd no-hitter in Dodgers’ history. That’s a lot. There’s been fewer than 300 thrown all-time, and the league has 30 teams, so that’s way more than average.