The only tie-game no-no, 131 years ago today

Today is the 131st anniversary of the only no-hitter to end in a tie.

On Saturday, October 4, 1884, the Brooklyn Atlantics’ Sam Kimber threw 10 innings of no-hit ball against the Toledo Blue Stockings in an American Association match-up at Brooklyn’s Washington Park.

But Toledo pitcher Frank Olin kept the Atlantics off the scoreboard as well, yielding just four hits. The game was called at the conclusion of the 10th inning due to darkness.

Another no-hitter was thrown on this date seven years after Kimber’s gem. During the first game of a Sunday, October 4, 1891, doubleheader, the St. Louis Browns Ted Breitenstein no-hit the Louisville Colonels for an 8-0 win at Sportsman’s Park.