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No-no birthday wishes to Verlander, Wright, Wilson, Davenport

Dave Davenport pitched the fifth (and final) no-hitter in the Federal League for the St. Louis Terriers.
Dave Davenport pitched the fifth (and final) no-hitter in the Federal League for the St. Louis Terriers.
Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers, Clyde Wright, who threw one for the California Angels, Jim Wilson, who tossed one for the Milwaukee Braves, and Dave Davenport, who threw one for the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League.

Verlander, who turns 33 today, threw his on:

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2007
    Detroit Tigers 4, Milwaukee Brewers 0
    Comerica Park (Detroit)
  • Saturday, May 7, 2011
    Detroit Tigers 9, Toronto Blue Jays 0
    Rogers Centre (Toronto)

Wright, who turns 75, threw his on:

  • Friday, July 3, 1970
    California Angels 4, Oakland Athletics 0
    Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)

Wilson, born 94 years ago on this day, threw his on:

  • Sunday, June 12, 1954
    Milwaukee Braves 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0
    Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)

Davenport, born 126 years ago on this day, threw his on:

  • Tuesday, September 7, 1915 (First game of doubleheader)
    St. Louis Terriers 3, Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 0
    Handlan’s Park (St. Louis)