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Flashback: Yankees lefty Jim Abbott throws no-hitter vs. Indians

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 4: New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott celebrates after the last out of New York's first no-hitter in 10 years 04 September 1993. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, walked five and struck out three as the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-0. (Photo credit should read MARK D. PHILLIPS/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 4: New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott celebrates after the last out of New York's first no-hitter in 10 years 04 September 1993. Abbott, who was born without a right hand, walked five and struck out three as the Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-0. (Photo credit should read MARK D. PHILLIPS/AFP/Getty Images)

Jim Abbott broke a lot of barriers during his amazing major-league career, but perhaps one accomplishment ranks above all of the others.

On this date in 1993, the New York Yankees left-hander tossed a no-hitter against a loaded Cleveland Indians lineup that included Jim Thome, Kenny Lofton, Carlos Baerga, Albert Belle and Manny Ramirez.

Abbott, who was born without a right hand, had a potential no-hitter broken up in the eighth inning just a season before. But there was no stopping him this time. Abbott finished with three strikeouts, five walks and 119 pitches --€“ and one huge smile.

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During his 10-season major-league career, Abbott went 87-108 with a 4.25 ERA and 888 strikeouts in 263 games (254 starts). He finished third in the AL Cy Young award voting in 1991 when he was 18-11 with a 2.89 ERA for the then-California Angels.