Monarchs’ Eugene Marvin Collins no-hits Eagles, 67 years ago today

My autographed photo of Gene Collins.
My autographed photo of Gene Collins.
The Kansas City Monarchs’ Eugene Marvin Collins threw what is considered to be the final no-hitter in major Negro Leagues history, 67 years ago today.

On Sunday, May 22, 1949, Collins no-hit the Houston (relocated from Newark) Eagles for a 14-0 victory that may have been called early due to the mercy rule. Collins, a Kansas City native, was later signed by the Chicago White Sox but didn’t make it out of the minors. He also played in the Mexican League.