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Happy birthday to Cardinals no-no thrower Lon Warneke

111_lonwarnekeHappy 107th birthday to Lon Warneke, who threw a no-hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1941.

Warneke, born 107 years ago today, no-hit the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 at Crosley Field on Saturday, August 30, 1941. The AP in its report said Warneke was backed by a strong defense.

“They stopped almost everything, and some of the balls were tagged for greener pastures,” the wire story noted.