Brewers Furious Over Denied No-Hitter

Team appeals official's single base-hit call on CC Sabathia
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2008 3:18 AM CDT
Milwaukee Brewers CC Sabathia throws in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sabathia threw a complete game one-hitter in a 7-0 Brewers win.    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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(Newser) – Lefty Milwaukee Brewers CC Sabathia threw a one-hit shutout pitching a complete game against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday in a 7-0 victory. But instead of celebrating, the Brewers are furious that he was denied a no-hitter by an official's disputed fifth-inning base-hit call on what some say was an fielding error in the three-walk, 11-strikeout game, reports the Milwaukee Sentinel.

"That's a joke. That wasn't even close," the Brewers' angry manager said of the call. "It's just sad. He accomplished a no-hitter and wasn't given what he deserved. I feel horrible for CC." The official stood firmly behind his call after the game. The Brewers are appealing the disputed play to Major League Baseball officials, but officials have never before restored a no-hitter after a game. (Read more C.C. Sabathia stories.)