Steve Busby’s ball from his second no-no in the Hall of Fame.
The Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Erskine and the Kansas City Royals’ Steve Busby threw no-hitters on this date.
On Thursday, June 19, 1952, at Ebbets Field, Erskine no-hit the Chicago Cubs for the first of his two career no-hitters. The Dodgers won 5-0, as Erskine struck out only one but walked only one.
On Wednesday, June 19, 1974, at Milwaukee County Stadium, Busby no-hit the Milwaukee Brewers for a 2-0 win, striking out three and walking one. It was his second of two career no-nos.
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.