The Chicago American Giants’ “Wee” Willie Powell no-hit the Memphis Red Sox, 93 years ago today.
On Sunday, August 14, 1927, at Chicago’s Schorling Park, Powell mixed an assortment of “curves and drops” to no-hit Memphis, striking out seven, according to the Chicago Tribune. Powell allowed four base runners on three walks and an error by shortstop Pythias Russ.
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.