Birthday wishes today for two throwers of no-hitters who tossed their gems 111 years apart.
Louisville Eclipse pitcher Guy Hecker, born on this day in 1856, threw his no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on Tuesday, September 19, 1882 at Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park. The Eclipse won 3-1.
The Seattle Mariners’ Chris Bosio, who turns 52 today, threw his no-no against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, April 22, 1993 at the Kingdome for a 7-0 win.
Dirk Lammers is a veteran journalist who began rooting for the New York Mets in the early-1970s when the team’s no no-hitter count was barely 2,000 games old. Lammers has since turned his research into Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats (Unbridled Books) and NoNoHitters.com, where he maintains the Internet's largest archive of no-hitter information.
Happy birthday to thrower of #nohitters Guy Hecker (Louisville Eclipse) and Chris Bosio (Seattle @Mariners) http://t.co/R5nUehfNZO