Any story about high school baseball no-hitters has to begin with the mysterious 40 no-hitters by six-time MLB All-Star Sam McDowell.

Considered the top prospect in the country in his senior year at Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) in 1960, McDowell's high school was a block from Forbes Field, home of the Pirates, and he occasionally threw batting practice to a Pittsburgh team that won the 1960 World Series. He posted an 8-1 record as a senior with 152 strikeouts in 63 innings and had a reported 40 no-hitters in his Little League, Colt League, sandlot and high school career.

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