Guy Hecker, who tossed a Louisville Eclipse no-hitter in 1882, was born 163 years ago today.
Hecker no-hit the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on Tuesday, September 19, 1882, at Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park. The Eclipse won 3-1.
Also born on this day, and turning 56 today, is Chris Bosio, who threw a no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners in 1993. Bosio threw his no-no against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, April 22, 1993 at the Kingdome for a 7-0 win. His feat, the last no-no thrown against the Red Sox, will turn 25 in less than three weeks.