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New Year’s baby ‘Bumpus’ Jones threw no-no in first appearance

Bumpus JonesHappy New Year, and Happy 146th Birthday to Charles “Bumpus” Jones, who threw a no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds in his first major league appearance.

Reds player-manager Charles Comiskey, who had watched Jones pitch well in an 1892 exhibition, gave Jones the opportunity to pitch Cincinnati’s final game of the ’92 season on Saturday, October 15. Jones no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 7-1 home victory at League Park.

Two pitchers have thrown no-hitters in the first major league starts, but no one else has done it in their first major league appearance.