Happy birthday, ‘Dutch’ Leonard

dutchleonardwebSending out birthday wishes to the Boston Red Sox’ Hubert "Dutch" Leonard, who threw no-hitters in 1916 and 1918.

Leonard, born 123 years ago today, first no-hit the St. Louis Browns at Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 30, 1916 for a 4-0 win. On Monday, June 3, 1918 on the road at Navin Field, Leonard no-hit the Detroit Tigers for a 5-0 victory.

Leonard holds the modern-era record for the lowest single-season ERA, holding opposing batters to an amazing 0.96 runs per nine innings in 1914.