The Philadelphia Athletics’ Al Atkinson no-hit the New York Metropolitans, 135 years ago today.
On Saturday, May 1, 1886, in front of 2,700 fans at Philadelphia’s Jefferson Street Grounds, Atkinson struck out eight and walked three to lead the A’s to a 3-2 win. Three other Mets reached first base on errors, and another took the bag on a force play.
The feat marked Atkinson’s second no-no for the A’s. On Saturday, May 24, 1884, at Philadelphia’s Recreation Park, Atkinson no-hit the Pittsburgh Alleghenys for a 10-1 win.