The Washington Nationals ended their regular season in spectacular fashion when 28-year-old ace Jordan Zimmerman pitched a no-hitter Sunday night. Even the final out wasn't without drama. Left fielder Stephen Souza made a miraculous diving catch on a pop fly to the outfield that secured Zimmerman's landmark game. Watch the video below:
Souza's catch reminded WEEKLY STANDARD senior editor Christopher Caldwell of another, almost identical, catch from 1967, when Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski saved Billy Rohr's running no-hitter in the bottom of the ninth:
Unlike Zimmerman, Rohr (a rookie in his first start in the majors) ended up giving up the no-hitter with two outs when the Yankees' Elston Howard hit a single.