Five years ago today was a game no Dodger fan will ever forget: Clayton Kershaw’s historically dominant no-hitter. As such, it’s a game you’ll never forget where you were as it unfolded moment for moment.
In addition to my This Day in Dodgers History recap, I asked the denizens of Dodgers Twitter to share their stories of Kershaw’s no-hitter. Whether at the stadium, at home or out on the ocean, Dodgers Nation lived it in every way possible.
ATTN DODGERS TWITTER: With the 5th anniversary of @ClaytonKersh22's no-hitter this Tuesday, tell me: Where were you when it happened, and what's your best memory of it? Were you lucky to be in attendance? Let me know!
— Marshall Garvey (@MarshallGarvey) June 16, 2019
Some were fortunate enough to be among the 46,069 in attendance:
Sitting in the stands… ??? pic.twitter.com/dP6guyfyRI
— naomi alysia lopez (@naomilopez26) June 17, 2019
I took my 4 year old nephew and bought him whatever he wanted so we can stay you name it… cotton candy, churros, ice cream, pizza, popcorn, foam finger, Dodger helmet WHATEVER HE WANTED LOL
— Daniel Galaviz (@dag3315) June 17, 2019
We were there on loge level behind home plate, will never forget ????
— Debbie Gonzales (@debbiegonz55) June 16, 2019
Of course, not everyone could be nestled in a yellow seat at Dodger Stadium. Vin Scully made everyone feel like they were there in person:
Gave our tickets to a friend and two hours before game time. He had the time of his life and we watched every pitch at home with Vin so it all kind of worked out.
— Todd Munson (@themunson) June 16, 2019
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Games like this are the dream of anyone who covers baseball for a living, and the lucky few writers present for this one were especially grateful:
I was in the press box covering it for the LA Daily News and got to go to the locker room afterwards for interviews. Highlight of my former 20-year journalism career.
— Tony Ciniglio ? ? ? (@TCiniglio) June 17, 2019
As the no-no was against the Colorado Rockies, being in proximity to Denver was a way to witness the magic:
Was running on a fitness center treadmill in Colorado and the game was on the little TV. Realized in the 5th inning that we had a no-hitter in the works, so went home for the rest of it. Had to watch it on Rockies TV because of blackout.
— Sid Webb (@SharpenedFocus) June 17, 2019
Others had prior entertainment plans, but didn’t let them get in the way of following the action:
I was 6th row at a @GavinDeGraw concert. My parents and I were glued to our phones watching it happen. Great soundtrack for a great moment!
— Hillary Ann Thompson (@HillsOnFirst) June 17, 2019
Unfortunately, some plans got in the way:
I watched the first 5 inngins then my buddy came and picked me up to go swimming at his aunts house and didn’t watch the rest of it ? still mad at him to this day lol
— Damien Leininger (@therealdboy12) June 16, 2019
Given the worldwide presence of the Dodgers fanbase, there were those who, no matter how far away, found a way to stay tuned:
I was on a boat in the middle of the South Pacific, somehow got cell service for about 30 seconds and received a chain of texts from a friend at the game. Didn’t get to see highlights or anything for days
— Chris Eckert (@Chris_Eckert22) June 16, 2019
I was in Rio for World Cup. Had my laptop streaming Dodger games via MLBtv. Didnt miss a pitch. From the great play at 3rd by Rojas – Agon to Hanleys errant throw at 1stB. Always remember how Ellen was so nervous in the stands the last few innings. Great night for sure
— Jim Yusko (@jimyusko) June 17, 2019
Of course, there were loved ones who weren’t present for this historic game. At least, not physically:
Kershaw was my brothers favorite pitcher, my brother passed away about 2 hours before…around 20 of us family members went to Denny’s, lo and behold dodger game was on. We watched Rest of game and Kershaw throwing the no-no. I know my brother was smiling from heaven.
— Gloria Saldana (@GlamaGloria) June 17, 2019
How about you, readers? What’s your memory and/or story of Kershaw’s finest hour? Let us know in the comments!