John Montgomery Ward, who threw the majors’ second perfect game in 1880, was born 159 years ago today.
Happy 57th birthday to Mark Gardner, who threw nine no-hit innings in 1991 but lost the game in extra innings.
Future Hall of Famer Phil Niekro closed out a leap-day no-hitter against the University of Miami, 55 years ago.
Happy 35th birthday to the Washington Nationals’ Anibal Sánchez, who threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins as a rookie in 2006.
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.