Monbouquette, threw no-hitter for Boston Red Sox, dies a year ago today

Bill Monbouquette
Bill Monbouquette
Bill Monbouquette, a Boston Red Sox pitcher who threw a no-hitter on Aug. 1, 1962 against the Chicago White Sox, died one year ago today at the age of 78.

The Boston Globe in 2008 detailed Monbouquette’s battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.

Monbouquette threw his no-no in front of 17,185 fans at Comiskey Park. His only blemish was a second-inning base on balls issued to Al Smith, as he struck out seven and the Red Sox committed no errors.