Bill Dinneen
Dinneen umpiring at the 1916 World Series.

Dinneen umpiring at the 1916 World Series.

Today we wish a happy 140th birthday to Boston Americans’ pitcher Bill Dinneen, who threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox more than 90 years ago.

Dinneen no-hit the White Sox at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds on during the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, September 27, 1905. Boston topped Chicago 2-0, and Dinneen struck out six.

Dinneen retired in 1909 after pitching 12 season and compiling a 170-177 record with a 3.01 ERA. He transitioned into the role of a major league umpire, and was behind the plate for five no-hitters.

Here are those games:

1 Charles "Chief" Bender
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Thursday, May 12, 1910
Philadelphia Athletics 4, Cleveland Naps 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
2 George Mullin
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, July 4, 1912 (Second game of doubleheader)
Detroit Tigers 7, St. Louis Browns 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
3 Hubert "Dutch" Leonard
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, June 3, 1918
Boston Red Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
(Leonard’s second of two no-hitters)
4 "Sad" Sam Jones
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1923
New York Yankees 2, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
(Jones becomes the first MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
5 Howard Ehmke
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 7, 1923
Boston Red Sox 4, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)

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