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Pirates’ Bob Moose no-hits Mets, 48 years ago today

Bob Moose temporarily interrupted the Miracle Mets’ postseason push with a no-hitter at Shea Stadium, 48 years ago today.

At Shea Stadium on Saturday, September 20, 1969, Moose struck out six and walked three to lead the Pirates to a 4-0 win over New York. (My father and two of my sisters were at the game. The Cubs lost, too, so the Mets maintained a four-game lead in the newly formed National League East division.

Five other no-hitters were thrown on this date, though none of those have been thrown in the 48 years since Moose’s no-no. September 20’s six no-hitters ties three other dates for the most no-nos for a particular date: April 27, May 15 and September 28.

Here are the other September 20 no-hitters:

8 of 296 Larry Corcoran
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Wednesday, September 20, 1882
Chicago White Stockings 5, Worcester Ruby Legs 0
Lake Front Park (Chicago)
(His second of three no-hitters)
45 of 296 James "Nixey" Callahan
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, September 20, 1902 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit Tigers 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(First American League no hitter)
56 of 296 Nick Maddox
  Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
  Friday, September 20, 1907
Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Brooklyn Superbas 1
Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)
61 of 296 Frank Smith
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, September 20, 1908
Chicago White Sox 1, Philadelphia Athletics 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(His second of two no-hitters)
139 of 296 Hoyt Wilhelm
  Baltimore Orioles (AL)
  Saturday, September 20, 1958
Baltimore Orioles 1, New York Yankees 0
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)

One thought on “Pirates’ Bob Moose no-hits Mets, 48 years ago today”

  1. $2.50 to sit in Loge seating in 1969 at Shea Stadium. Where’s my time machine? The rain check cartoon is rather amusing, too. That’s cool that your father and two of your sisters were at that game, but that brings up the question, “Where were you?” Perhaps missing that no hitter left a scar and that is why you but together this very cool website!

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