Cubs No-Hitter: Willson Contreras Matches David Ross in Rare Feat

Isaiah De Los Santos
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras matched his manager, David Ross, in a rare feat following the team's no-hitter on Thursday.
Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras matched his manager, David Ross, in a rare feat following the team's no-hitter on Thursday. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images
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The Chicago Cubs pulled off the seventh no-hitter of the 2021 MLB season on Thursday as a collective. Starter Zach Davies went 6.0 innings, followed by relievers Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel. But the one constant throughout the game, besides the zero in the Los Angeles Dodgers' hit column, was catcher Willson Contreras.

It turns out the veteran backstop replicated something no other catcher has done for the Cubs since his current manager, David Ross.

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Not only did Contreras help guide his enclave of pitchers to a no-hit effort, but he also provided run support on offense with a home run against the Dodgers. He's the first Cubs catcher to catch a no-hitter and hit a home run in the same game since Ross, who accomplished that feat for Chicago in 2016.

A no-hitter by committee is already a unique feat, so it's fitting that Contreras made some history of his own while behind the dish. His two-run blast helped Chicago to a 4-0 win while quieting the Dodgers' bats.


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