Ed Head threw a no-hitter for the Brooklyn Dodgers, 69 years ago today.

Head, a 6-foot-1 righthander from Selma, Alabama, no-hit the Boston Braves on April 23, 1946 for a 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. Four Braves reached base – three on walks issued by Head and one on an error by Dodgers’ shortstop Pee Wee Reese.

Head told the AP after the game: “I knew I had it all the time – don’t ask me how, but I knew it.”

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