Nolan Ryan threw his major league record seventh no-hitter, 27 years ago today. Ryan, pitching for the Texas Rangers at the age of 44 on May 1, 1991, struck out 16 Blue Jays and held the others to no hits as the Rangers topped Toronto 3-0.
Five no-hitters have been thrown on this date (April 30), but only four of the pitchers (Charlie Robertson, James “Tex” Carleton, Bob Feller and Jim Maloney) also earned a victory.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Nick Kingham retired the first 20 batters he faced Sunday in his major league debut before losing the perfect game on a seventh-inning single.
Happy birthday to Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank “Noodles” Hahn, thrower of a 1900 no-no.
The Cleveland Indians’ Wes Ferrell threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns and helped his cause with a homer, 87 years ago today.
Happy birthday to Jesse “Nip” Winters, who threw two Negro Leagues no-hitters. Winters, born on this day in 1899 in Washington D.C., tossed his no-nos while pitching for the Atlantic City Bacharach Giants and Hilldale.