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Hughes, threw one no-no and lost another in 10th, born 132 years ago today

"Salida Tom" Hughes, who threw a 1916 no-hitter for the Boston Braves and lost another one in extras for the 1910 New York Highlanders, was born 132 years ago today.

'Salida Tom' Hughes
‘Salida Tom’ Hughes
The right-hander from Coal Creek, Colorado, threw nine innings of no-hit ball for the Highlanders (later renamed the Yankees) on August 30, 1910, but entered the 10th at Hilltop Park tied 0-0 with the Cleveland Naps (later renamed the Indians). He gave up single with one out in 10th to lose the no-hitter, and then the wheels came off in the 11th. Hughes allowed six more hits and five 11th-inning runs to take the 5-0 loss.

Hughes fared better on Friday, June 16, 1916, when he no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates at Braves Field to secure a 2-0 victory for his Boston team.