Virgil Trucks

Five no-no birthdays today

Ray Caldwell, born this day in 1988, threw a no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians in 1919.
Ray Caldwell, born this day in 1988, threw a no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians in 1919.
Today is one of two days throughout the calendar year in which we’re most flush with no-no birthdays. Five pitchers of no-hitters celebrate April 26 as the day of their entrances into the world: Ray Caldwell (born in 1888), Jesse Barnes (born in 1892), Virgil Trucks (pictured above, born in 1917), Sal Maglie (born in 1917) and Mike Scott (born in 1955, turns 61 today).

The other day with five no-no throwers born is June 1.

Here are the no-hitters pitched by those celebrating birthdays today:

91 of 295 Ray Caldwell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, September 10, 1919 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 3, New York Yankees 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
94 of 295 Jesse Barnes
  New York Giants (NL)
  Sunday, May 7, 1922
New York Giants 6, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
127 of 295 Virgil Trucks
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, May 15, 1952
Detroit Tigers 1, Washington Senators 0
Briggs Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
129 of 295 Virgil Trucks
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Monday, August 25, 1952
Detroit Tigers 1, New York Yankees 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of two no-hitters)
135 of 295 Sal Maglie
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, September 25, 1956
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
215 of 295 Mike Scott
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Thursday, September 25, 1986
Houston Astros 2, San Francisco Giants 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(Game clinches National Leauge West division for Astros.)