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Rusie throws first New York Giants no-hitter, 126 years ago today

Amos Rusie
Amos Rusie
Amos Rusie threw the first New York Giants no-hitter, 126 years ago today.

Rusie, getting the start at the Polo Grounds on Friday, July 31, 1891, Rno-hit the Brooklyn Grooms for a 6-0 win.

According to the New York Times, Rusie injured his hand just a week earlier and it was feared that he might miss some action, but he asked team captain Buck Ewing to get the start against Brooklyn. Rusie did walk seven batters, but the Times said that 16 batters were retired on grounders “of a very weak character.”

Also throwing a no-hitter on this date in 1888 is the Philadelphia Athletics’ Gus Weyhing, who no-hit the Kansas City Cowboys for a 4-0 win at Philly’s Jefferson Street Grounds.

Porter throws first Kansas City no-hitter, 128 years ago today

25_henryporterHenry Porter threw the first no-hitter in Kansas City history, 128 years ago today.

Porter, a pitcher for the American Association’s Kansas City Cowboys, no-hit the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park on June 6, 1888 for a 4-0 victory.

Porter walked just one during the game, and three other Orioles runners reached base on errors. The game ran just an hour and 25 minutes.

Athletics no-no pitcher Weyhing born on this date 149 years ago

Gus Weyhing
Gus Weyhing
Gus Weyhing, who threw a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1888, was born 149 years ago today.

At Philadelphia’s Jefferson Street Grounds on Tuesday, July 31, 1888, Weyhing no-hit the Kansas City Cowboys for a 4-0 American Association win. The Athletics played errorless ball — a rare feat in those days — and the only Kansas City batters reached base on a second-inning hit-batsman and a fourth-inning walk.

Weyhing helped his cause at the plate, hitting a fifth-inning double and a seventh-inning triple.

Burns, threw 1884 no-hitter, born 152 years ago today

Dick Burns
Dick Burns
Dick Burns, who threw a Union Association no-hitter for the Cincinnati Outlaw Reds in 1884, was born 152 years ago today.

On Tuesday, August 26, 1884, Burns no-hit the Kansas City Cowboys for a 3-1 win at Kansas City’s Association Park. The box score shows that eight Kansas City hitters and seven Cincinnati batters reached first base on errors. Cowboys third-baseman Jack Gorman Kansas City’s lone run in the first inning.

Porter throws first K.C. no-no, 127 years ago today

Henry Porter threw the first no-hitter in Kansas City history, 127 years ago today.

Porter, a pitcher for the American Association’s Kansas City Cowboys, no-hit the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park on June 6, 1888 for a 4-0 victory.

Porter walked just one during the game, and three other Orioles runners reached base on errors. The game ran just an hour and 25 minutes.