The Cleveland Indians’ Dick Bosman threw a no-hitter against the Oakland Athletics, 41 years ago today.
Bosman on Friday, July 19, 1974 shut down the A’s at Cleveland Stadium for a 4-0 win, striking out four while walking none. The Athletics’ only base runner came in the fourth inning, when Bosman’s errant throw on Sal Bando’s swinging bunt pulled first baseman Tommy McGraw off the bag.
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.