Dean Chance, thrower of ’67 no-hitter, dies at 74

Dean Chance, who threw a complete-game no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in 1967 just 19 days after throwing a rain-shortened perfect game, died Sunday at the age of 74, according to multiple news reports.

Chance no-hit the Cleveland Indians during the second game of a Friday doubleheader on August 25, 1967, for a 2-1 win at Cleveland Stadium. Chance yielded an earned run in the first inning on two walks, an error and a wild pitch. He settled down and scattered three walks over the next eight innings, striking out a total of eight batters.

Just four starts earlier, on Thursday, August 6, 1967, Chance retired the only 15 Boston Red Sox batters he faced at Metropolitan Stadium for a 2-0 rain-shortened victory. Such games were considered official no-hitters until 1991.