The Cincinnati Reds’ Jim Maloney threw a 10-inning no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs, 50 years ago today.
Maloney, pitching the first game of a Thursday, August 19, 1965, doubleheader at Wrigley Field, no-hit the Cubs for nine innings. The Reds failed to score a run, so the game went into the top of the 10th, when Leo Cardenas hit a one-out homer off Larry Jackson. Maloney finished out the game to complete the 1-0 no-no.
Just two months earlier, Maloney threw 10 innings of no-hit ball against the New York Mets only to lose the no-no, and game, in the 11th inning. Maloney did notch a second official career no-hitter in 1969.
Also throwing a no-hitter on this day — 135 years ago — is the Chicago White Stockings’ Larry Corcoran.
Corcoran on Thursday, August 19, 1880, no-hit the Boston Red Caps for a 6-0 win at Lake Front Park. It was his first of three career no-hitters, then a major league record.
Also today, a happy 109th birthday to James “Tex” Carleton, who threw a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940. Carleton, born August 19, 1906 in Comanche, Texas, no-hit the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field on Tuesday, April 30, 1940, for a 3-0 win.