Happy birthday Bill Hawke, Tom Browning

Happy birthday today to two no-no throwers: Bill Hawke and Tom Browning.

Hawke, born on this day in 1893, holds the distinction of throwing the first no-hitter at the current 60-foot-6 pitching distance. The hurler for the National League’s Baltimore Orioles no-hit the Washington Senators on Wednesday, August 16, 1893 for a 5-0 victory at Washington’s Boundary Field.

Browning, the former Cincinnati Reds pitcher, turns 55 today. On Friday, September 16, 1988, he threw a 1-0 perfect game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium.