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Grays’ Radbourn no-hits Blues, 134 years ago today

"Old Hoss" Radbourn
“Old Hoss” Radbourn
Providence Grays pitcher Charles ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn threw a no-hitter, 134 years ago today.

On Wednesday, July 25, 1883, at Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park, Radbourn no-hit the Cleveland Blues for an 8-0 victory.

Radbourn’s greatest season was in 1884, when he posted a 59-12 with a 1.38 ERA, including an amazing 73 complete games. Imagine those numbers in the pitch count era.

Happy birthday ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn, Fred Toney

"Old Hoss" Radbourn
“Old Hoss” Radbourn
A couple of Deadball Era no-no throwers are celebrating birthday’s today.

Happy 162nd to Charles ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn, who threw a no-hitter for the Providence Grays on Wednesday, July 25, 1883. Radbourn no-hit the Cleveland Blues at Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park for an 8-0 victory.

And a happy 128th birthday to the Cincinnati Reds’ Fred Toney, the winning pitcher on baseball’s only nine-inning double no-no. On Wednesday, May 2, 1917, at Chicago’s Weeghman Park, Toney threw a 10-inning no-hitter against the Cubs for a 1-0 victory. The Cubs’ starter, Hippo Vaughn, threw a nine-inning no-hitter but lost the game in the 10th.

‘Dazzy’ Vance throws Brooklyn no-hitter, 91 years ago today

Hugh Daily
Hugh Daily, pictured, and Charles ‘Dazzy’ Vance, pictured above, threw no-hitters on this date.
Charles “Dazzy” Vance threw a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Robins, 91 years ago today.

The Hall of Famer beat Philadelphia 10-1 in the first game of a September 13, 1925 doubleheader at Ebbets Field while holding the Phillies to no hits. The Phillies scored their lone run on two Brooklyn errors and a sacrifice fly. The no-hitter actually completed 15⅔ consecutive no-hit innings for Vance, who threw a one-hit shutout against the same Phillies five days earlier. The only hit in the earlier game came with one out in the second inning.

Vance was only able to extend his streak to an even 16 in his next start, as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Max Carey reached base on a one-out bunt single in the first inning.

Also throwing a no-hitter on this day in 1883 was Hugh Daily, the only no-hit pitcher born in Ireland.

Daily, throwing for the National League’s Cleveland Blues, no-hit the Philadelphia Quakers on Sept. 13, 1883 at Recreation park in Philadelphia. Daily, who had one arm due to a gun accident years earlier, was purported to be a hard thrower with a surly disposition.

Grays’ Radbourn no-hits Blues, 133 years ago today

"Old Hoss" Radbourn
“Old Hoss” Radbourn
Providence Grays pitcher Charles ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn threw a no-hitter, 133 years ago today.

On Wednesday, July 25, 1883, at Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park, Radbourn no-hit the Cleveland Blues for an 8-0 victory.

Radbourn’s greatest season was in 1884, when he posted a 59-12 with a 1.38 ERA, including an amazing 73 complete games. Imagine those numbers in the pitch count era.

Happy birthday Lee Richmond, ‘Chief’ Bender

Lee Richmond
Lee Richmond
Happy birthday to a couple of old-time no-no pitchers, Lee Richmond and “Chief” Bender.

Richmond, born on this date in 1857, threw the majors’ first perfect game. The Worcester Ruby Legs southpaw retired 27 Cleveland Blues in a row on Saturday, June 12, 1880 during a National League match up at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds.

Bender, the Philadelphia Athletics pitcher born on this date in 1884, threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Naps at Shibe Park on Thursday, May 12, 1910.

Happy birthday to ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn, Fred Toney

"Old Hoss" Radbourn
“Old Hoss” Radbourn
A couple of Deadball Era no-no throwers are celebrating birthday’s today.

Happy 161st to Charles ‘Old Hoss’ Radbourn, who threw a no-hitter for the Providence Grays on Wednesday, July 25, 1883. Radbourn no-hit the Cleveland Blues at Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park for an 8-0 victory.

And a happy 127th birthday to the Cincinnati Reds’ Fred Toney, the winning pitcher on baseball’s only nine-inning double no-no. On Wednesday, May 2, 1917, at Chicago’s Weeghman Park, Toney threw a 10-inning no-hitter against the Cubs for a 1-0 victory. The Cubs’ starter, Hippo Vaughn, threw a nine-inning no-hitter but lost the game in the 10th.

Happy birthday Lee Richmond, ‘Chief’ Bender

Happy birthday to a couple of old-time no-no pitchers, Lee Richmond and “Chief” Bender.

Richmond, born on this date in 1857, threw the majors’ first perfect game. The Worcester Ruby Legs southpaw retired 27 Cleveland Blues in a row on Saturday, June 12, 1880 during a National League match up at the Worcester Driving Park Grounds.

Bender, the Philadelphia Athletics pitcher born on this date in 1884, threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Naps at Shibe Park on Thursday, May 12, 1910.

Hugh Daily, the only Irish-born no-hit pitcher

hughdailyAs we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, it’s time to honor the only no-hit pitcher actually born in Ireland – Hugh Daily.

Daily, throwing for the National League’s Cleveland Blues, no-hit the Philadelphia Quakers on Sept. 13, 1883 at Recreation park in Philadelphia. Daily, who had one arm due to a gun accident years earlier, was purported to be a hard thrower with a surly disposition.