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Detroit Stars’ Gatewood throws first Negro National League no-no, 95 years ago today

billgatewoodThe Detroit Stars’ Bill Gatewood threw the first Negro National League no-hitter, 95 years ago today.

On Monday, June 6, 1921, Gatewood no-hit the Cincinnati Cubans for a 4-0 win. It was his second of two documented no-hitters. On Saturday, May 13, 1916, while pitching for the St. Louis Giants, Gatewood through a no-no against the Cuban Stars for a 4-1 win.