Homer Bailey recorded his second career no-hitter on Tuesday, becoming just the fourth active player with multiples. The Cincinnati Reds pitcher also tossed the last MLB no-hitter back in September 2012, making him the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1975 to have thrown the last two.
But the big winner tonight? Some dude who took a huge, ridiculous swing on a $400 bet that a major-league pitcher would do it on Tuesday:
A @WilliamHillUS Sports Book customer bet $400 at 40-1 that there would be a no-hitter pitched tonight. He scores $16,000
— Dan Shapiro (@DShaps) July 3, 2013
(Shapiro does “Business Development at William Hill US.”)
That’s one of the best huge-balls bets since that Giants opening-score safety in Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots.
Also, check out Joey Votto’s awesomeness:
— CBSSports.com (@CBSSports) July 3, 2013
And, now, some pics: