On This Date in Sports April 22, 1993

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Chris Bosio of the Seattle Mariners throws the second No-Hitter in franchise history, blanking the Boston Red Sox 7-0 at the Kingdome. The night started rough for Bosio, who improved to 1-1 with the win, as he walked the first two batters. However, he got Mike Greenwell to bounce into a 4-6-3 double play and retired the next 25 batters, striking out four on the way to making history.

Chris Bosio was born April 3, 1963, in Carmichael California. He made his major league debut with Milwaukee Brewers at the end of the 1986 season. Bosio had moderate success in Milwaukee, but often never pitched consistently well enough to be an All-Star. In seven seasons with the Brewers, Bosio posted a record of 67-62, with his best season coming in 1992, when he went 16-6 ahead of becoming a free agent.

Chris Bosio signed a four-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, following the 1992 season. Holding a 0-1 record as he faced the Boston Red Sox at the Kingdome, he got off to a rough start walking Ernest Riles and Carlos Quintana to start the game. Mike Greenwell the third batter in the game would bounce into a 4-6-3 double play, to take get the Mariners righty to exhale. Bosio would end the inning by striking out Andre Dawson. The Mariners got on the scoreboard in the second inning with RBIs from Mike Blowers and Dave Valle of Boston starter Joe Hesketh. As Chris Bosio settled into a groove, the Mariners added to their lead in the third inning on a two-run home run by Brett Boone. In the fourth inning, Valle drove home another run to make it 5-0 in favor of Seattle, as Bosio continued to go through the Red Sox in order. The M’s got two more runs in the sixth inning with run-scoring hits by Omar Vizquel and Mike Felder to make it 7-0. With three outs to go fans in Seattle began buzzing. The Mariners’ first No Hitter was on June 2, 1990, by Randy Johnson. While he was shutting down the Red Sox, he was not doing it with the strikeout as he fanned just four. In the ninth inning, John Valentin started the inning grounding out to short, while Bosio got Tony Pena to make the second out on a grounder to third. With two outs, Chris Bosio needed an outstanding barehanded scoop and throw to by Omar Vizquel to retire Riles to complete the No Hitter.

Chris Bosio would post a record of 9-9 in his first season in Seattle. In four years with the Mariners he was 27-31, finishing his career with a record of 94-93.