The Philadelphia Athletics’ Al Atkinson no-hit the Pittsburgh Alleghenys (Pirates), 137 years ago today.
On Saturday, May 24, 1884, in an American Association match-up at Philadelphia’s Recreation Park, Atkinson notched his first-of two no-nos for a 10-1 victory.
The righthander from Clinton, Illinois, who also played outfield for the A’s, threw his second no-no against the New York Metropolitans at Jefferson Street Grounds on Saturday, May 1, 1886.
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.