The Cincinnati Reds’ Charles “Bumpus” Jones threw a no-hitter in his first major league appearance, 123 years ago today.
After watching Jones pitch well in an exhibition, player-manager Charles Comiskey gave him the opportunity to pitch the Reds’ final game of the season on Saturday, October 15, 1892. Jones no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 7-1 home victory at League Park.
We also wish a happy 70th birthday today to Jim Palmer, who threw a no-no for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, August 13, 1969. Palmer no-hit the Oakland Athletics for an 8-0 win at Memorial Stadium.