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Baró and Smith, threw Negro Leagues no-hitters, born on this date

Hilton Smith was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001
Hilton Smith was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001
Hilton Smith and Bernardo Baró, two Negro League pitchers who threw no-hitters, were both born on this date.

Baró, born on this date in 1896 in Cárdenas, Cuba, tossed a no-no for the Cuban Stars of Havana during the first game of a Sunday doubleheader on July 21, 1918. Baró held the Indianapolis ABCs hitless for an 11-0 win.

Smith, born on this date in 1907 in Giddings, Texas, threw the first Negro American League no-hitter as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. During the first game of a Sunday doubleheader on May 16, 1937, Smith no-hit the Chicago American Giants for a 4-0 win.