The COVID-19 shutdown has left major-league baseball with no chance for a no-hitter today on a date that has yielded six no-nos since 1944.
On April 24, 1917, George Mogridge walked three, struck out three and overcame three Yankees errors while holding the Boston Red Sox hitless for a 2-1 win in front of 3,219 fans at Fenway Park.
The Buffalo Bisons’ “Doc” Amole threw an Opening Day no-hitter in the inaugural game of the newly rebranded American League, 119 years ago today, but the new circuit wasn’t yet considered part of the major leagues.
The 21-year-old Feller used his “heater from Van Meter” fastball on April 16, 1940 to mow down eight White Sox batters as the Cleveland Indians topped Chicago 1-0.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns, 103 years ago today.
The California Angels’ Mark Langston and Mike Witt combined to no-hit the Seattle Mariners, 30 years ago today.