Henry Porter threw the first no-hitter in Kansas City history, 128 years ago today.
Porter, a pitcher for the American Association’s Kansas City Cowboys, no-hit the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park on June 6, 1888 for a 4-0 victory.
Porter walked just one during the game, and three other Orioles runners reached base on errors. The game ran just an hour and 25 minutes.
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.