Bob Keegan

Bob Keegan

The Chicago White Sox’s Bob Keegan no-hit the Washington Senators, 59 years ago today.

On August 20, 1957, during the second game of a Tuesday doubleheader at Comiskey Park, Keegan no-hit the Senators for a 6-0 win. Keegan walked two and struck out one, noting that he relied mostly on his sinking fastball and didn’t throw a single curve.

“I know I had a no-hitter going from the first inning on — the only trouble was pitching it,” he told the AP.

Also on this date — 135 years ago — the Buffalo Bison’s Pud Galvin threw the first of his two no-hitters. On Friday, August 20, 1880, Galvin no-hit the Worcester Ruby Legs for a 1-0 win at Buffalo’s Riverside Park. It was Galvin’s first of two no-nos.

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