On this day in 1892 … Jones throws no-hitter in first appearance

Bumpus JonesOn Oct. 15, 1892, 122 years ago today, Charles Leander “Bumpus” Jones tossed a no-hitter in his first major league appearance for the Cincinnati Reds, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1.

Two other pitchers – Ted Breitenstein of the American Association’s St. Louis Browns (1891) and Bobo Holloman of the American League’s St. Louis Browns (1953) – threw no-hitters in their first starts, but both had first appeared for their teams in relief.

Jones remains the only one to perform the feat in his first time on the mound.

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