Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb is congratulated by teammates after pitching a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland on Sept. 2, 1990. (The Canadian Press/AP/Tony Dejak)

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Dave Stieb had been so close three times before. The right-hander took two no-hitters into the ninth inning with two outs and two strikes in consecutive starts during the 1988 season. Then, the next year, he had a perfect game ruined by what could have been the final batter of the game. But on Sept. 2, 1990, the winningest pitcher in Jays' history finally got his elusive no-no. Stieb went the distance in a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians to secure the only no-hit performance in team history.

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