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Chicago American Giants’ Dougherty notches no-no day after Johnson

Charles “Pat” Dougherty threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants a day after a teammate threw one, 103 years ago today.

On Monday, June 9, 1913, Dougherty no-hit Paterson Smart Set for an 8-0 win. Dougherty struck out seven and walked one.

The previous day, Louis Decatur “Dicta” Johnson no-hit the same squad for a 9-0 win. It might be the only time in major baseball history that a team notched back-to-back no-hitters.

‘Dicta’ Johnson throws Negro Leagues no-no, 104 years ago today

“Dicta” Johnson threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants, 104 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.

Grier throws baseball’s first World Series no-hitter, 90 years ago today

Claude “Red” Grier threw baseball’s first World Series no-hitter, 90 years ago today.

On Sunday, October 3, 1926, in the Game 3 of 1926 Colored World Series between Grier’s Atlantic City Bacharach Giants and the opposing Chicago American Giants, Grier no-hit the American Giants for a 10-0 win in front of just 2,857 fans at Maryland Baseball Park in Baltimore.

Thirty years later, the New York Yankees’ Don Larsen threw the first Major League Baseball no-hitter in the 1956 World Series, a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Chicago American Giants’ Wickware no-hits ABCs, 102 years ago today

Frank Wickware threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants, 102 years ago today.

On Wednesday, August 26, 1914, Wickware no-hit the Indianapolis ABCs for a 1-0 win.

According to Wickware’s SABR bio written by Stephen V. Rice, Wickware allowed just one base runner. The ABCs’ George Shively led off the game by drawing a walk and was thrown out trying to steal second. Wickware then retired the next 26 batters for the nearly perfect game..

Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw his 2nd Negro Leagues no-no, 94 years ago today

Phil CockrellPhil Cockrell threw the second of his no-hitters for Hilldale, 94 years ago today.

On Saturday, August 19, 1922, Cockrell no-hit the Chicago American Giants for a 5-0 win.

His first no-hitter came during on September 5, 1921, during the second game of a Monday doubleheader against the Detroit Stars. Hilldale won 3-0.

Happy birthday Hilldale no-no thrower Phil Cockrell

philcockrellToday would be the 121st birthday of Negro Leagues pitcher Phil Cockrell, who threw two documented no-hitters for Darby, Pennsylvania-based Hilldale in the 1920s.

On Sept. 5, 1921, during the second game of a Monday doubleheader, Cockrell no-hit the Detroit Stars for a 3-0 win. On Saturday, August 19, 1922, Cockrell followed that gem with a 5-0 no-hitter over the Chicago American Giants.

Cockrell, who was born in Augusta, Georgia, on July 9, 1895, later umpired and lived in Philadelphia after his baseball career. He was gunned down while walking out of a Philadelphia a bar on March 31, 1951, by a jealous husband in a case of mistaken identity.

Chicago American Giants’ Dougherty notches no-no day after Johnson

Charles “Pat” Dougherty threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants a day after a teammate threw one, 103 years ago today.

On Monday, June 9, 1913, Dougherty no-hit Paterson Smart Set for an 8-0 win. Dougherty struck out seven and walked one.

The previous day, Louis Decatur “Dicta” Johnson no-hit the same squad for a 9-0 win. It might be the only time in major baseball history that a team notched back-to-back no-hitters.

‘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.