Today would be the 102nd birthday of Leon Day, who threw an Opening Day no-hitter in the Negro National League in 1946.
Happy birthday to a pair of old-time no-no throwers, Weldon Henley and “Smokey” Joe Wood.
Today is the 126th anniversary of the latest calendar year major-league no-hitter, but it wasn’t thrown in a postseason game.
The Colombus Solons’ Hank Gastright threw an eight-inning no-hitter 128 years ago today, but the accomplishment is not considered an official no-no as the game was called due to darkness.
The Yomiuri Giants’ Tsuneo Horiuchi hit three home runs while throwing a Japanese no-hitter, 51 years ago today.
Today is the 62nd anniversary of Don Larsen’s perfect game for the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series — the first no-hitter in postseason history.