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Happy birthday to Federal League no-no thrower Hendrix

claudehendrixHappy birthday to Claude Hendrix, who threw a Federal League no-hitter in 1915.

Hendrix, born on this day in 1889 in Olathe, Kansas, got the start for the Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales on Saturday, May 15, 1915 against the Pittsburgh Rebels at Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park. Hendrix, a former Pittsburgh Pirates hurler, struck out three and walked three for a 10-0 victory.

“Eight fly balls were hit to the outfielders,” according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story. “Eight men died on pop flys to the infield and seven men were thrown out by ground balls by the infielders.”

Hundreds of fans rushed the field to congratulate Hendrix after he got Jimmy Savage to foul out to end the game.

“I got all the breaks and my teammates played great ball behind me,” Hendrix said.

Terriers’ Davenport, Red Sox’s Ehmke, Hilldale’s Carter threw no-nos on this date

hilldalejerseycrestfeatThe St. Louis Terriers’ Dave Davenport, the Boston Red Sox’s Howard Ehmke and Hilldale’s Paul Carter threw no-hitters on this date.

In the Federal League, Davenport pitched the fifth and final no-hitter in the league’s short history on September 7, 1915 during the opening game of a Tuesday doubleheader at St. Louis’ Handlan’s Park. The Terriers topped the Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 3-0.

In the American League, Ehmke no-hit the Philadelphia Athletics on the road at Shibe Park on Friday, September 7, 1923, for a 4-0 victory.

In the Negro Leagues, Carter no-hit the Baltimore Black Sox, on September 7, 1931 during the second game of a Monday doubleheader.

40th anniversary of Candelaria’s no-hitter – first in Pittsburgh since 1915

John Candelaria
John Candelaria
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ John Candelaria threw the city of Pittsburgh’s first no-hitter since the old Federal League, 40 years ago today.

The 23-year-old southpaw dominated the Dodgers on Monday, August 9, 1976, using 101 pitches to no-hit Los Angeles for a 2-0 win at Three Rivers Stadium. Candelaria faced 30 batters, with two Dodgers reaching on errors and another reaching on a walk.

It was the first no-hitter in Pittsburgh since the Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales’ Claude Hendrix no-hit the Pittsburgh Rebels on Saturday, May 15, 1915 for a 10-0 win at Exposition Park. The Pirates’ longtime home of Forbes Field (1909–1970) never hosted a no-hitter.

Another fine day for a no-no

Clyde Shoun
Clyde Shoun
It’s another fine day for a no-no.

May 15 is one of four days sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are April 27, September 20 and September 28. Chicago holds two of the May 15 no-nos, with one belonging to the Federal League’s Chi-Feds/Whales and the other property of the Cubbies.

Here are the May 15 no-nos:

75 of 287 Claude Hendrix
  Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales (FL)
  Saturday, May 15, 1915
Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 10, Pittsburgh Rebels 0
Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)
113 of 287 Clyde Shoun
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, May 15, 1944
Cincinnati Reds 1, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
127 of 287 Virgil Trucks
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, May 15, 1952
Detroit Tigers 1, Washington Senators 0
Briggs Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
140 of 287 Don Cardwell
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, May 15, 1960 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
185 of 287 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Tuesday, May 15, 1973
California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)
(His first of seven no-hitters)
207 of 287 Len Barker
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, May 15, 1981
Cleveland Indians 3, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(Perfect game)

Happy birthday to Federal League no-no thrower Hendrix

claudehendrixHappy birthday to Claude Hendrix, who threw a Federal League no-hitter in 1915.

Hendrix, born on this day in 1889 in Olathe, Kansas, got the start for the Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales on Saturday, May 15, 1915 against the Pittsburgh Rebels at Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park. Hendrix, a former Pittsburgh Pirates hurler, struck out three and walked three for a 10-0 victory.

“Eight fly balls were hit to the outfielders,” according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story. “Eight men died on pop flys to the infield and seven men were thrown out by ground balls by the infielders.”

Hundreds of fans rushed the field to congratulate Hendrix after he got Jimmy Savage to foul out to end the game.

“I got all the breaks and my teammates played great ball behind me,” Hendrix said.

Another fine day for a no-no

Once again, it’s a fine day for a no-no.

May 15 is one of four days sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are April 27, September 20 and September 28.

Chicago holds two of the May 15 no-nos, with one belonging to the Federal League’s Chi-Feds/Whales and the other property of the Cubbies.

Here are the May 15 no-nos:

75 of 287 Claude Hendrix
  Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales (FL)
  Saturday, May 15, 1915
Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 10, Pittsburgh Rebels 0
Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)
113 of 287 Clyde Shoun
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, May 15, 1944
Cincinnati Reds 1, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
127 of 287 Virgil Trucks
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, May 15, 1952
Detroit Tigers 1, Washington Senators 0
Briggs Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
140 of 287 Don Cardwell
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, May 15, 1960 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
185 of 287 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Tuesday, May 15, 1973
California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)
(His first of seven no-hitters)
207 of 287 Len Barker
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, May 15, 1981
Cleveland Indians 3, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(Perfect game)