Liriano was handed Toronto's second base job at the beginning of 1988 but slumped
badly at first and lost playing time to Manny Lee. He won it back in 1989 after Lee
temporarily replaced injured shortstop Tony Fernandez. That April 22, Liriano broke
up Nolan Ryan's bid for a sixth no-hitter with a ninth-inning triple; a week later,
he broke up a Kirk McCaskill no-hitter in the ninth.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 23, 1989: Nolan Ryan is two outs from a no-hitter when Nelson Liriano triples and Ryan settles for a 4–1 one-hitter over the Blue Jays. It is Ryan's 10th career one-hitter, though the only one that breaks up a no-hitter in the last inning.
»April 28, 1989: Nelson Liriano breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th inning for the 2nd time in six days, ending Kirk McCaskill's bid with a pinch-hit double. McCaskill settles for a 9–0 one-hitter.
»September 29, 1993:
The Rockies put in a crimp in the Giants by beating them, 5–3. Daryl Boston has a pair of homers and Nelson Liriano has one to lead the Rockies. The Giants are now tied with the Braves, winners today over Houston.