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Phills’ Donahue no-hits Beaneaters, 119 years ago today

39_frankreddonahueThe Philadelphia Phillies’ Frank “Red” Donahue threw a no-hitter against the Boston Beaneaters, 119 years ago today.

Donahue, who lost a league leading 35 games for the St. Louis (NL) Browns in 1897, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the season. On Friday, July 8, 1898, he no-hit the 1897 NL pennant winners at National League Park. Donahue issued two walks and the Phillies committed one error.

“He gave the most brilliant exhibition of twisting the sphere that has been seen on the local grounds this season,” noted The Times of Philadelphia. “Not a Champion got beyond second base during the entire nine innings, and not a single Champion got a safe hit during the entire nine innings.”

The Beaneaters eventually adopted the name of the Braves, moving to Milwaukee and then Atlanta.

Phillies’ Donahue no-hits Beaneaters, 118 years ago today

39_frankreddonahueThe Philadelphia Phillies’ Frank “Red” Donahue threw a no-hitter against the Boston Beaneaters, 118 years ago today.

Donahue, who lost a league leading 35 games for the St. Louis (NL) Browns in 1897, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the season. On Friday, July 8, 1898, he no-hit the 1897 NL pennant winners at National League Park. Donahue issued two walks and the Phillies committed one error.

“He gave the most brilliant exhibition of twisting the sphere that has been seen on the local grounds this season,” noted The Times of Philadelphia. “Not a Champion got beyond second base during the entire nine innings, and not a single Champion got a safe hit during the entire nine innings.”

The Beaneaters eventually adopted the name of the Braves, moving to Milwaukee and then Atlanta.

No-hit birthdays for Nottebart, Burke, Donahue

Frank "Red" Donahue threw the first Phillies no-hitter after the Philadelphia Quakers took on the team's new nickname
Frank “Red” Donahue threw the first Phillies no-hitter after the Philadelphia Quakers took on the team’s new nickname
Happy birthday to three no-hitter throwers — Don Nottebart, Bobby Burke and Frank “Red” Donahue.

Nottebart, born on this date in 1936, threw the first no-hitter in Houston Colt .45’s history during the franchise’s second season. At Colt Stadium, on Friday, May 17, 1963, Nottebart no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies for a 4-1 win. The Colts were the New York Mets’ expansion partner, yet it took the Mets an additional 49 years to get their first no-no.

Born on this date in 1907 is Bobby Burke, who tossed a no-no for the Washington Senators. On Saturday, August 8, 1931 at D.C.’s Griffith Stadium, Burke no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 5-0 win. Burke struck out eight and walked five.

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Frank “Red” Donahue was born on this date in 1873. He threw the franchise’s second no-hitter, though it was the team’s first under the moniker “Phillies.” Donahue no-hit the Boston Beaneaters on Friday, July 8, 1898 at Philly’s National League Park for a 5-0 win.

Phils’ Donahue no-hits Beaneaters, 117 years ago today

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Frank “Red” Donahue threw a no-hitter against the Boston Beaneaters, 117 years ago today.

Donahue, who lost a league leading 35 games for the St. Louis (NL) Browns in 1897, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies after the season. On Friday, July 8, 1898, he no-hit the 1897 NL pennant winners at National League Park. Donahue issued two walks and the Phillies committed one error.

“He gave the most brilliant exhibition of twisting the sphere that has been seen on the local grounds this season,” noted The Times of Philadelphia. “Not a Champion got beyond second base during the entire nine innings, and not a single Champion got a safe hit during the entire nine innings.”

The Beaneaters eventually adopted the name of the Braves, moving to Milwaukee and then Atlanta.