It's truly hard to believe, but Billy Rohr turns 70 years old today. The lefty started only eight ballgames for the Boston Red Sox—but, one of them was almost historic. A 21-year old Rohr hurled a near no-hitter on April 14, 1967 at Yankee Stadium. And, all he had to do was get one more strike on soon-to-be Carmine HoserElston Howard. Instead, Howard lofted a dying quail to right-center that landed for a single. Of course, he got the next guy, and the 3-0 one-hit shutout was his. Ah, what could have been! The game was also memorable for the great catch by Carl Yastrzemski that (at the time) preserved the no-hitter, and the fact that the kid had to face off against Hall of FamerWhitey Ford. Rohr's three-year career, however, saw him post a 5.64 ERA and a 3-3 record. Still, he was an early inspiration in the Impossible Dream year that gave the Red Sox their first pennant in 21 years. Happy birthday, Billy!