Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Irish-born no-no pitchers Tony Mullane and Hugh Daily.
The Louisville Eclipse’s Tony Mullane, left, born in County Cork, threw the first Irish no-no on Monday, September 11, 1882, at Cincinnati’s Bank Street Grounds. The Eclipse topped the Red Stockings 2-0 in the American Association matchup.
The second Irish no-no came the next season in the National League. On Thursday, September 13, 1883, the Cleveland Blues’ Hugh “One Arm” Daily, right, Irish hometown unknown, no-hit the Philadelphia Quakers for a 1-0 win at Philadelphia’s Recreation Park. Daily, who had one arm due to a gun accident years earlier, was purported to be a hard thrower with a surly disposition.