Happy 152nd birthday to Denton True “Cy” Young, who won 511 games and threw three no-hitters.
The right-hander from Gilmore, Ohio, was perfect in his second no-no outing. Pitching for the Boston Americans (Red Sox) on Thursday, May 5, 1904, Young retired all 27 Philadelphia Athletics he faced for a 3-0 win at the Huntington Avenue Grounds.
Here are Young’s three no-hitters:
|Cleveland Spiders (NL)|
|Saturday, September 18, 1897 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Spiders 6, Cincinnati Reds 0
League Park (Cleveland)
|Boston Americans (AL)|
|Thursday, May 5, 1904
Boston Americans 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
|Boston Red Sox (AL)|
|Tuesday, June 30, 1908
Boston Red Sox 8, New York Highlanders 0
Hilltop Park (New York)
Young ties Larry Corcoran for the major league career record with 3 no-nos. It would be tied once more but not broken until 1965 by Sandy Koufax.
Also celebrating a no-no birthday today (1910) is Bill Dietrich, who tossed a no-hitter for the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, June 1, 1937, an 8-0 win against the St. Louis Browns at Comiskey Park.