Today would be the 128th birthday of “Cannonball” Dick Redding, a Negro Leagues pitcher who threw a no-hitter for the Lincoln Giants in 1912 and likely threw dozens more.
Today marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Eddie Cicotte threw a no-hitter, 101 years ago today.
Happy 48th birthday to Ricardo Rincón, who closed out a combined Pittsburgh Pirates 10-inning no-hitter in 1997.
Happy birthday to Claude Hendrix, who threw a Federal League no-hitter in 1915.
Happy 37th birthday to the Seattle Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma, who broke a streak of 12 straight National League no-hitters by throwing one against the Baltimore Orioles in 2015.