Frank Smith, Jeff Tesreau and Anibal Sanchez threw no-hitters on this date.
Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter and the Brooklyn Suberbas’ “Nap” Rucker threw a National League no-no on this date.
Forty-six years ago today, on Sept. 2, 1972, the Chicago Cubs’ Milt Pappas no-hit the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, becoming the only pitcher in MLB history to lose a perfect game by walking the 27th batter but still get a no-hitter (two others did it on hit batsmen).
The Boston Red Sox’s Clay Buchholz no-hit the Baltimore Orioles in his second career start, 11 years ago today.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jimmy Lavender’s no-hit the New York Giants, 103 years ago today.
Four MLB pitchers threw no-nos on this date, with the oldest occurring 106 years ago by the St. Louis Browns’ Earl Hamilton.