Charles “Pat” Dougherty threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants a day after a teammate threw one, 103 years ago today.
On Monday, June 9, 1913, Dougherty no-hit Paterson Smart Set for an 8-0 win. Dougherty struck out seven and walked one.
The previous day, Louis Decatur “Dicta” Johnson no-hit the same squad for a 9-0 win. It might be the only time in major baseball history that a team notched back-to-back no-hitters.
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.