Young, Koob and Belinsky notched May 5 no-hitters

Three no-hitters were thrown on this date, and one of them was the majors’ third perfect game.

Cy Young baseball card
Cy Young baseball card

Cy Young, pitching for the Boston Americans (Red Sox) on Thursday, May 5, 1904, retired all 27 Philadelphia Athletics he faced for a 3-0 win at the Huntington Avenue Grounds. It was his second of career no-hitters that would tie him for the career lead with Larry Corcoran.

On this date in 1917, the St. Louis Browns’ Ernie Koob no-hit the Chicago White Sox for a 1-0 victory at home at Sportsman’s Park. Browns teammate Bob Groom also no-hit the White Sox the next day, but Groom’s gem came in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader so the two weren’t consecutive.

Decades later, on May 5, 1962, Los Angeles Angels rookie Bo Belinsky no-hit the Baltimore Orioles for a 2-0 win that launched the former Trenton pool shark into Hollywood stardom.