Tony Mullane, the Louisville Eclipse pitcher who threw the sixth no-hitter in major-league history, died 72 years ago today.
On Monday, September 11, 1882, Mullane no-hit the Cincinnati Red Stockings for a 2-0 win at Cincinnati’s Bank Street Grounds.
Mullane, who could throw both lefty and righty, pitched for 13 seasons, amassing a 284-220 record with a 3.05 ERA. He also holds the major-league record for wild pitches with 343.
Mullane died on April 25, 1944.
Author: Dirk Lammers
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.