Yankees’ teammates congratulate Corey Kluber: ‘Baseball history!’

New York Yankees, Corey Kluber
May 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In a masterful performance against his old team, New York Yankees’ starter Corey Kluber threw a no-hit, no-run against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, sparking the Bombers’ 2-0 win in a night in which offense was scarce.

Kluber’s teammates with the Yankees celebrated the accomplishment both in the field and via social media, amazed at the veteran right-hander’s form.

“Congratulations on the no hitter and thank you for allowing me to be a part of an incredibly special night I will never forget!” were the words of Yankees’ catcher Kyle Higashioka, who was there for the whole game.

Kluber threw the 12th no-hitter in Yankees’ history, and the first since 1999. It was a night to remember, and there is no doubt about it.

“Wow what a moment to be a part of! Congrats @CKluber on the no hitter!!” Yankees infielder Tyler Wade, who hit an important extra-base hit last night, wrote in his official Twitter account.

Jonathan Loaisiga, the Yankees’ relief ace, wrote a message in Spanish, congratulating his teammate and wishing good health for him.

“Wow what a performance from Kluber!!!!!!!! Hell yeah !!! Baseball History!!,” was the message of center fielder Aaron Hicks, currently sidelined with a wrist injury.

An emotional night for the Yankees

The pitcher himself, known for showing little emotion, was spotted smiling multiple times yesterday. “I’ve never been part of one [or] witnessed one, let alone thrown one,” Kluber said to the Yankees’ official site. “So, more than anything, it was a lot of fun to be a part of.”

“I was doing a little hyperventilating on the bench between the eighth and ninth innings,” Higashioka said. He then added, with a smile, “Luckily Corey didn’t notice.”

It was a special night for the Yankees, in a season in which no-hitters have been plentiful. That doesn’t take anything away from Kluber and his amazing feat, though.