A’s Mike Fiers named American League Co-Player of the Week

The right-handed pitcher tossed the eighth no-hitter in Oakland A’s history on Tuesday

May 13th, 2019

SEATTLE, Wash. – Oakland A’s right-handed starter Mike Fiers has been named American League Co-Player of the Week with Houston’s George Springer for the week ending on May 12. It is his second career Player of the Week award after taking home the honor on Aug. 23, 2015.

Mike Fiers tossed the 13th no-hitter in Athletics history on May 7, the eighth since the A’s moved to Oakland in 1968. Only the Dodgers and Angels, with nine each, have more over that span. It was the A’s first no-hitter since Sean Manaea’s against Boston last year on April 21, which marks the first time the A’s have had no-hitters in back-to-back seasons.

It was the second career no-hitter for Fiers, who tossed one on Aug. 21, 2015 against the Los Angeles Dodgers as a member of the Houston Astros. He is the 34th pitcher in Major League history to throw multiple no-hitters, and the seventh to throw one for multiple teams. Fiers’ no-hitter was the 300th in Major League history including the postseason.

The A’s now have no-hitters on May 7 (Fiers), May 8 (Catfish Hunter in 1968) and May 9 (Dallas Braden in 2010). It was the eighth interleague no-hitter in Major League history, the first since Fiers no-hit the Dodgers for Houston on Aug. 21, 2015.

The Florida native is the first A’s player to win the weekly award since Sean Manaea on April 22, 2018.