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Hilldale’s Cockrell no-hits Detroit Stars, 106 years ago today

Phil Cockrell
Phil Cockrell, pictured here, and Nap Rucker, above, threw no-hitters on this date.
Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter, 106 years ago today.

On September 5, 1921, during the second game of a Monday doubleheader, Cockrell no-hit the Detroit Stars for a 3-0 win. He followed that up with another no-no less than a year after, no-hitting the Chicago American Giants for a 5-0 win on Saturday, August 19, 1922.

Also throwing a no-hitter on this date is the Brooklyn Superbas’ George Napoleon “Nap” Rucker. On September 5, 1908, during the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Rucker no-hit the Boston Doves for a 6-0 win.

Hilldale’s Cockrell no-hits Detroit Stars, 105 years ago today

Phil Cockrell
Phil Cockrell, pictured here, and Nap Rucker, above, threw no-hitters on this date.
Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter, 105 years ago today.

On September 5, 1921, during the second game of a Monday doubleheader, Cockrell no-hit the Detroit Stars for a 3-0 win.He followed that up with another no-no less than a year alter, no-hitting the Chicago American Giants for a 5-0 win on Saturday, August 19, 1922.

Also throwing a no-hitter on this date is the Brooklyn Superbas’ George Napoleon “Nap” Rucker. On September 5, 1908, during the second game of a Saturday doubleheader at Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Rucker no-hit the Boston Doves for a 6-0 win.

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.