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Possible no-hitter sat at Hughes' feet

Yankees right-hander misses out on date with baseball history

Updated: April 22, 2010, 11:52 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- There were 30,000 pairs of eyes on the baseball and not one of them belonged to Phil Hughes.

That, in a nutshell, is what very well might have stood between Hughes and a slice of baseball immortality -- his inability to locate a ball literally right under his nose.

That, in fact, was the only ball Hughes failed to locate all night long.

For seven innings, he was Philth Hughes, throwing the nastiest fastballs and cutters any of his teammates could ever ...

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