‘Dicta’ Johnson throws Negro Leagues no-no, 103 years ago today

“Dicta” Johnson threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants, 103 years ago today.

On Sunday, June 8, 1913, Louis Decatur “Dicta” Johnson no-hit Paterson Smart Set for a 9-0 win. Johnson struck out seven and walked four.

The next day, teammate Charles Dougherty threw a no-no against the same team.

Johnson, a 5-foot-7, 134-pounds right-hander from Elizabethtown, Illinois, pitched from 1908 through 1923 and briefly served as a player-manager for the Pittsburgh Keystones and as a player-coach for the Toledo Tigers late in his career.