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Cubs Pitching Coach Has Ties To King Felix’s Perfect Game

By bullpenbrian at 08.16.2012 Leave a comment.

Interesting side note to Felix Hernandez’s perfect game yesterday: the last no-hitter thrown by a Mariner was Chris Bosio, the current Cubs pitching coach, who on Tuesday, April 22, 1993, blanked the Red Sox 7-0 at the old Seattle Kingdome.

Here’s a bulleted recap of the game and parts of Bosio’s career:

  • After walking the first two batters of the game, Ernie Riles & Carlos Quintana, Bosio was perfect the rest of the way.
  • He got a ground ball double-play from Mike Greenwell followed by a strikeout of Andre Dawson to end the top of the first inning.
  • Bret Boone’s two-out, two-run HR off Joe Hesketh in the bottom of the third gave Bosio a comfortable 4-0 lead. The Mariners tacked on another run in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
  • Jose Valentine, Tony Pena & Riles each grounded out in the top of the ninth to complete Bosio’s no-no and the second in Mariners’ history.
  • The game took 2:12 minutes to play, Bosio (1-1) threw 97-pitches.
  • The Red Sox fell to (11-5) under Butch Hobson. The Mariners improved to (7-8) under Lou Piniella in his first season of a 10-year reign in Seattle.
  • In addition to Boone (3-for-4), Ken Griffey Jr (0-for-4), Jay Buhner (0-for-3), Tino Martinez (1-for-3) and Omar Vizquel (2-for-4) were in the starting lineup for Seattle.
  • Bosio, in his eighth season in the majors and first with Seattle, finished the ’93 campaign (9-9, 3.45). He made 29 appearances, 24 starts, and even managed one save.
  • He followed up his no-hitter with another win, but only threw five innings allowing no-runs on three-hits in a 4-0 victory against Cleveland.
  • Bosio went on to pitch three more seasons in Seattle finishing his stay with a (27-31) overall-record and 4.43 ERA.
  • His 11-year stay in the big leagues spanned from 1986-1996 and produced a (94-93) career-record and 3.96 ERA. Bosio’s first seven seasons were played with Milwaukee (67-62, 3.76).
  • The 2012 season marks Bosio’s first as the Cubs pitching coach after serving in a variety of coaching positions with Seattle, Tampa Bay & Milwaukee organizations.
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