Today would have been the 80th birthday of Bill Monbouquette, who threw a Boston Red Sox no-hitter in 1962.
Monbouquette no-hit the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 1, 1962, in front of 17,185 fans at Comiskey Park. His only blemish was a second-inning base on balls issued to Al Smith, as he struck out seven and the Red Sox committed no errors.
Monbouquette, who was born Aug. 11, 1936, in Medford, Massachusetts, died in January 2015 after battling acute myelogenous leukemia.
He ties Ted Breitenstein with the title of no-no pitchers with the most letters in their last name (12).
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.