Tony Mullane

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.

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