Happy birthday “Bobo,” thrower of no-no in first start

Bobo Holloman (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Bobo Holloman (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
Today would be the 91st birthday of Alva “Bobo” Holloman, who pitched a no-hitter for the St. Louis Browns in 1953.

Holloman no-hit the Philadelphia Athletics 6-0 at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, May 6 of that year. The game was the pinnacle of his brief major league career, which ended after two seasons with a 3–7 record and a 5.23 ERA.

Holloman died in 1987 at the age of 64.