Today would be the 149th birthday of Charles “Bumpus” Jones, who threw a no-hitter in his major-league debut for the Cincinnati Reds.
Happy 92nd birthday to Carl Erskine, who threw two no-hitters for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Bo Belinsky, the Los Angeles Angels rookie whose 1962 no-hitter thrust him into the Hollywood spotlight, was born 82 years ago today.
The Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Virgil Trucks after he threw no-hitters in a season, 66 years ago today.
Lew Burdette, who threw a no-hitter for the Milwaukee Braves in 1960, was born 92 years ago today.
Happy 74th birthday to Tom Seaver, who threw a no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds after thrice losing no-nos in the ninth for the New York Mets.