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July 4, 1983: Yankees' Dave Righetti no-hits Red Sox

Dave Righetti got the fireworks started early for the Yankees on July 4, 1983, pitching a no-hitter against the division rival Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees lefthander Dave Righetti pitches the
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New York Yankees lefthander Dave Righetti pitches the ninth inning of a 4-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1983.

New York Yankees lefthander Dave Righetti pitches the
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New York Yankees lefthander Dave Righetti pitches the ninth inning, of Monday, July 4, 1983, in New York, against the Boston Red Sox under the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium. Righetti collected nine strikeouts in 90 degree heat while pitching a 4-0 no hitter over the Sox, the first Yankee no-hitter since 1956.

New York Yankees lefty Dave Righetti fires an
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New York Yankees lefty Dave Righetti fires an eighth inning pitch on his way to Monday's 4-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, July 4, 1983 in New York. The July 4th no-hitter was the first for the Yankees since Don Larson's 1956 World Series perfect game.

New York Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti is escorted
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New York Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti is escorted from the Yankee Stadium field by teammates after he pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox Monday,July 4, 1983. From left are Lou Pinella, Bob Baylor, coach Lee Walls, Righetti and catcher Butch Wynegar. Players in front are unidentified.

The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium in New York
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The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium in New York tells the story as the Yanks' lefthanded pitcher Dave Righetti throws a ninth inning pitch against Wade Boggs of the Boston Red Sox, July 5, 1983. Righetti pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against the Red Sox.

New York Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti jumps into
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New York Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti jumps into the arms of catcher Butch Wynegar after throwing a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox in New York, July 4, 1983. It was the first no-hitter by a Yankees pitcher since Don Larson pitched a perfect game in the World Series in 1956.

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