The Philadelphia Athletics’ Al Atkinson no-hit the New York Metropolitans, 132 years ago today.
On Saturday, May 1, 1886, in front of 2,700 fans at Philadelphia’s Jefferson Street Grounds, Atkinson struck out eight and walked three to lead the A’s to a 3-2 win. Three other Mets reached first base on errors, and another took the bag on a force play.
The feat marked Atkinson’s second no-no for the A’s. On Saturday, May 24, 1884, at Philadelphia’s Recreation Park, Atkinson no-hit the Pittsburgh Alleghenys for a 10-1 win.
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.