Dizzy Dismukes threw a no-hitter for the Indianapolis ABCs, 103 years ago today.
On Sunday, May 9, 1915, no-hit the Chicago Giants at Northwestern Park for a 5-0 win. Only two runners reached base, one on a hit batsman and one on an error, according to newspaper accounts, and Dismukes pitched 1-2-3 innings in seven of the nine frames.
According to the Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum at the Kansas State University College of Education, Dismukes was a right-handed submariner and was regarded as one of the leagues’ best pitchers during the 1910s and early 1920s. He was a smart, studios college man with a wonderful memory, according to the museum.
Feature photo courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library.