Happy 161st birthday to Sam Kimber, who threw the only major-league no-hitter to end in a tie.
Kimber, born on this day in 1854, threw 10-innings of no-hit ball on Saturday, October 4, 1884, for the Brooklyn Atlantics, an American Association team that morphed into the Dodgers. Unfortunately, the Atlantics could not tag Toledo Blue Stockings’ pitcher Tony Mullane for a run despite two doubles by Brooklyn’s Charlie Householder. The game was called as a 0-0 tie due to darkness.
Another no-no thrower born on this day (1944) is Jim Bibby. Bibby, who posted a 111-101 record over a 12-year career, tossed his gem for the Texas Rangers on Monday, July 30, 1973, for a 6-0 win over the Oakland A’s at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.