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.
The Milwaukee Braves’ Warren Spahn threw his second of two no-hitters, 57 years ago today.
Baltimore native Tom Phoebus tossed a no-hitter for his hometown Orioles, 50 years ago today. On Saturday, April 27, 1968 at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, Phoebus struck out nine and issued three walks while holding the Red Sox hitless, with the O’s topping Boston 6-0.
Today is one of two days throughout the calendar year in which we’re most flush with no-no birthdays: Ray Caldwell, Jesse Barnes, Virgil Trucks, Sal Maglie and Mike Scott.
The Nippon Ham Fighters’ Yasumitsu Shibata no-hit the Kintetsu Buffaloes, 28 years ago today.