Tadashi Kameda tossed the first of his two Japanese Baseball League no-hitters, 79 years ago today.
On Monday, March 18, 1940, while pitching for the Korakuen Eagles at Hankyu Nishinomiya Stadium, Kameda no-hit the Lion Baseball Club for a 5-0 win.
Kameda’s second no-no came the next season after the team changed its name to Kurowashi. On Monday, April 14, 1941 at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Kameda no-hit the Hanshin Tigers for a 1-0 victory.
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.