Hilton Smith and Bernardo Baró, two Negro League pitchers who threw no-hitters, were both born on this date.
Steve Barber, who threw 8⅔ innings of a 9-inning no-hit loss in 1967, was born 81 years ago today.
Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers, Clyde Wright, who threw one for the California Angels, Jim Wilson, who tossed one for the Milwaukee Braves, and Dave Davenport, who threw one for the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League.
Happy 62nd birthday to former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dave Stewart, who threw a no-hitter in Toronto in 1990.
Sending 154th birthday wishes out to Ben Sanders, who threw a no-hitter for the Louisville Colonels on Monday, August 22, 1892.
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…