Today would be the 73rd birthday of Don Wilson, who threw no-hitters for the Houston Astros in 1967 and 1969. The right-handed flamethrower, who pitched one game in 1966, was a mainstay of the Houston rotation from 1967 to 1974, winning 104 games. He died of accidental asphyxiation in his home on Jan. 5, 1975…
Allie Reynolds, who tossed a pair of no-hitters for the New York Yankees in 1951, was born 102 years ago today.
Satchel Paige became the first Negro Leagues star voted into the Hall of Fame, 48 years ago today.
A happy 70th birthday to Burt Hooton, who threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in just his fourth major-league start.
Happy 41st birthday to Devern Hansack, who threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter for the Boston Red Sox in 2006.
Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders features a foreword by former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent and honors such the legendary pitchers and one-shot wonders who have thrown no-nos.