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Wes Ferrell

Wes Ferrell

Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns and helped his cause with a homer, 85 years ago today.

On Wednesday, April 29, 1931 at Cleveland’s League Park, Ferrell no-hit the Browns for a 9-0 victory. Ferrell struck out eight while walking three and also contributed at the plate with a 2-for-4 day including a home run, a double and 4 RBIs.

Only three other pitchers have hit a homer while pitching a no-hitter (Rick Wise actually hit two). Here are those games:

1 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
(Tobin went 1-for-3 with an 8th-inning leadoff homer off Fritz Ostermueller, 1 RBI)
2 Earl Wilson
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 26, 1962
Boston Red Sox 2, Los Angeles Angels 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(Wilson went 1-for-3 with a one-out homer off Bo Belinsky in the 3rd inning, 1 RBI)
3 Rick Wise
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Wednesday, June 23, 1971
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(Wise went 2-for-3 with a 5th-inning, two-run homer off Ross Grimsley and an 8th innings solo shot off Clay Carroll, 3 RBIs)

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