Tyler Mayforth

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kevin Millwood, center, reacts as he is congratulated by teammates after pitching a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 27, 2003 in Philadelphia. The Philles won 1-0. (AP Photo)

Kevin Millwood, No-Hitters And Realizing Time Flies

So I felt my age (30) today.

You know those “Your Memories on Facebook” posts that pop up every now and then to┬áremind you of something you posted X number of years back? Well, one of them showed up on my News Feed today as I did my morning Facebook check.

Seven years ago on this date, I watched Kevin Millwood toss a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants at Veterans Stadium. The only offense in the 1-0 win came from a solo home run by Ricky Ledee. What a day to spend at the Vet with a good buddy, Nick Gordon.

I should have known I was getting into older territory when I spoke to my coworker about this and he said, “Kevin Millwood? That’s a name you don’t hear every day.” Now my coworker is slightly younger than me and I might know a little more about sports than most, but he’s right: Millwood didn’t have the greatest MLB career (12 years, 169 wins, 4.11 ERA), so why would someone truly remember him?

What really hit home was that I posted that status update on April 27, 2010.

Seeing that I wrote “Seven years ago on this date…” means that on April 27, 2016, it would have been 13 years in the past. Don’t worry, my math checks out. I promise.

I went to The Vet with Nick when we were seniors in high school.

That means that as of this summer, I would have been graduated for 13 years.

Time flies when you’re living, doesn’t it?

Author’s Note: Here’s the box score of the game.

Author’s Note No. 2: I still have the homemade scorecard and ticket framed.

Tyler Mayforth • April 27, 2016


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