Fred “Dupee” Shaw threw a five-inning no-hitter for the National League’s Providence Grays, 133 years ago today.
On Wednesday, October 7, 1885, during the first game of doubleheader at Buffalo’s Olympic Park, Shaw no-hit the Buffalo Bisons for a 4-0 victory. The contest was a planned doubleheader with two five-inning games, but a 1991 ruling determined that no-hitters must go nine innings, so Shaw’s accomplishment is relegated to a record book appendix.
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.