Nap Rucker threw a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Superbas.

Hilldale’s Cockrell no-hits Detroit Stars, 105 years ago today

Phil Cockrell
Phil Cockrell, pictured here, and Nap Rucker, above, threw no-hitters on this date.
Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter, 105 years ago today.

On September 5, 1921, during the second game of a Monday doubleheader, Cockrell no-hit the Detroit Stars for a 3-0 win.He followed that up with another no-no less than a year alter, no-hitting the Chicago American Giants for a 5-0 win on Saturday, August 19, 1922.

Also throwing a no-hitter on this date is the Brooklyn Superbas’ George Napoleon “Nap” Rucker. On September 5, 1908, during the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Rucker no-hit the Boston Doves for a 6-0 win.