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Happy birthday Hubert ‘Dutch’ Leonard

dutchleonardwebToday would be the 124th birthday of the Boston Red Sox’ Hubert "Dutch" Leonard, who threw no-hitters in 1916 and 1918.

Leonard first no-hit the St. Louis Browns at Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 30, 1916 for a 4-0 win. On Monday, June 3, 1918 on the road at Navin Field, Leonard no-hit the Detroit Tigers for a 5-0 victory. Leonard holds the modern-era record for the lowest single-season ERA, holding opposing batters to an amazing 0.96 runs per nine innings in 1914.