Wise hits 2 homers in no-no, 44 years ago today

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Rick Wise became the only major league pitcher to hit two home runs during his own no-hitter, 44 years ago today.

On Wednesday, June 23, 1971, Wise no-hit the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium for a 4-0 win – and he drove in three of those runs. Wise was protecting a 1-0 lead when he hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning. He followed it up with a solo shot in the eighth.

Four other major league pitchers have hit single home runs while throwing a no-hitter. Here they are:

13 of 287 Frank Mountain
  Columbus Buckeyes (AA)
  Thursday, June 5, 1884
Columbus Buckeyes 12, Washington Nationals 0
Capitol Grounds (Washington, D.C.)
101 of 287 Wes Ferrell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, April 29, 1931
Cleveland Indians 9, St. Louis Browns 0
League Park (Cleveland)
112 of 287 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
145 of 287 Earl Wilson
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 26, 1962
Boston Red Sox 2, Los Angeles Angels 0
Fenway Park (Boston)