Happy 149th birthday to Matt Kilroy, who threw a no-hitter for the Baltimore Orioles before the turn of the century.
Kilroy on Wednesday, October 6, 1886 no-hit the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on the road in front of less than 300 fans at Recreation Park for a 6-0 win.
Three Allegheny runners reached base – one on a walk and two on errors. The Pittsburgh Daily Post noted one of the error calls could have gone either way.
“To let them down a trifle easy it is possible that (Fred) Mann’s grounder to (Jumbo) Davis in the sixth inning, which was clearly fumbled by that player, may be given a hit, but it certainly should not so be scored,” the paper noted “The truth is they were shut out without a hit and without a run something heretofore unknown this season either in the Association of League.”