Bradley throws MLB’s first no-no, 139 years ago today

The St. Louis Brown Stockings’ George Washington Bradley threw what is considered to be Major League Baseball’s first no-hitter, 139 years ago today.

On Saturday, July 15, 1876, Bradley no-hit the Hartford Dark Blues for a 2-0 win at the Grand Avenue Ball Grounds. Bradley struck out three batters while walking one, and the Brown Stockings committed eight errors.

Here are the other two July 15 no-nos:

44 of 289 Christy Mathewson
  New York Giants (NL)
  Monday, July 15, 1901
New York Giants 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Robison Field (St. Louis)
(His first of two no-hitters)
186 of 289 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Sunday, July 15, 1973
California Angels 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
(His second of seven no-hitters)