Happy birthday to “Cannonball” Dick Redding, a Negro Leagues pitcher who threw a Lincoln Giants no-hitter against the Cuban Stars in 1912 and likely threw dozens more.
The Milwaukee Brewers have now gone 32 years since their last (and only) no-hitter.
Baseball’s annual Jackie Robinson Day tradition of dressing everyone in Robinson’s iconic No. 42 carries a side plot in the no-hitter world.
The New York Giants’ Red Ames tossed 9⅓ innings of no-hit ball in an effort that should have been MLB’s first Opening Day no-hitter, 110 years ago today.
Today marks the 72th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major-league color barrier.