Old Sportsmans Park

eddiecicotteChicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte threw a no-hitter, 99 years ago today.

Cicotte, one of eight players permanently banned from major league baseball in 1920 for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series, no-hit the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park on Saturday, April 14, 1917 for an 11-0 victory.

Cicotte and seven teammates, including "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, were banned for life due to their involvement in what became known as the Black Sox Scandal. Cicotte’s catcher for the no-no, Ray Schalk, was not involved in the ’19 Series scheme and continued playing until 1929, catching two additional official no-nos.

(Feature image courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library)

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