The 6'7" Halicki ascended quickly through the Giants system, and in his sophomore Major League season, no-hit the Mets 6-0 on August 24, 1975. He won a career-high 16 in 1977, and in May 1979, he pitched back-to-back two-hitters. (EW)
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 24, 1975: After New York wins the first game, 9–5 in San Francisco, the Giants Ed Halicki records a somewhat controversial no-hitter in beating the Mets 6–0 in the 2nd game. The 6'7" righthander strikes out 10 Mets to improve his record to 8–10. Craig Swan takes the loss. The controversy arise when Rusty Staub hits a ball off Halecki's leg, which caroms to the 2B Derrel Thomas, who picks it then drops it. Official scorer Joe Sargis rules it an E-4. NY columnist Dick Young, watching the game on TV, writes that it should be a hit and accuses Sargis of subscribing to the theory that the first hit of a starter should be a 'good one.' The no-hitter stands but UPI's Sargis loses his job as a sometime scorer.