Gus Weyhing

Gus Weyhing

Gus Weyhing, who threw a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1888, was born 149 years ago today.

At Philadelphia’s Jefferson Street Grounds on Tuesday, July 31, 1888, Weyhing no-hit the Kansas City Cowboys for a 4-0 American Association win. The Athletics played errorless ball — a rare feat in those days — and the only Kansas City batters reached base on a second-inning hit-batsman and a fourth-inning walk.

Weyhing helped his cause at the plate, hitting a fifth-inning double and a seventh-inning triple.

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