Hugh Daily, the only Irish-born no-hit pitcher

hughdailyAs we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to honor the only no-hit pitcher actually born in Ireland – Hugh Daily.

Daily, throwing for the National League’s Cleveland Blues, no-hit the Philadelphia Quakers on Sept. 13, 1883 at Recreation park in Philadelphia. Daily, who had one arm due to a gun accident years earlier, was purported to be a hard thrower with a surly disposition.

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