Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), is announcing that his colleagues in the New York State Senate have approved a resolution, J. 5140, congratulating Johan Santana of the New York Mets upon the occasion of pitching the first no-hitter in their 51 year history totaling 8,019 games.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “New York Mets history was made at Citi Field this week. Thousands of baseball fans cheered every pitch by Johan Santana as he pitched the first no-hitter in Mets history. It was a great achievement for the ace pitcher, the Mets organization, and all fans, and this moment in baseball history is today recognized by the New York State legislature.”
Senator Golden continued, “As a New York Mets Fan, I can surely say that the excitement of Johan Santana’s pitching performance has invigorated the Mets fan base. Let’s Go Mets!”
On Friday, June 1, 2012, Johan Santana pitched both the Mets’ first no-hitter and his first career no-hitter. Johan Santana recorded eight strikeouts, in an 8-0 win over the defending World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.