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.
Happy birthday today to two no-no throwers: Tom Browning and Bill Hawke.