At 44 years and 326 days old, Big Sexy would have been the oldest pitcher in history to record a ideal game or a no-hitter.
Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, threw one in 1991 at the age of 44 years, 90 days, and also threw one a year earlier.
Bartolo Colon almost made history Sunday night.
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He was stationed in San Diego and Okinawa during his military career, which included 14 months in country during the Vietnam War. Bill Rogin, the long-time manager for Ermey , also confirmed Ermey's death in a Twitter post on the evening of April 15, 2018 .
Colon, 44, would have become the oldest Major League Baseball pitcher to throw a no-hitter. He went to an 0-2 count against 10 of the first 18 batters he faced.
Prior to Sunday, Colon's longest no-hit bid throughout his 21-year career came with the Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the Yankees hitless for 7.1 innings.
Colon ended up with a one-hitter in a 2-0 win at Yankee Stadium.