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. Winters spent the final 30 years of his life until his death in 1971 in Hockessin, Delaware. The town honored…Details
Chris Owings’ 3rd-inning homer off Jered Weaver drives the Padres no no-hitter count up to 7,676, so we throw it back to ’76.
Happy birthday to two no-no pitchers, Bill Singer and Howard Ehmke. Singer, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher celebrating his 73rd birthday, no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on Monday, July 20, 1970 for a 5-0 win. Ehmke, born 122 years ago today, pitched for the Boston Red Sox. On Friday, September 7, 1923, he…Details
Ken Johnson threw a no-hitter and lost, 53 years ago today. It was April 23, 1964, and the Houston Colt .45’s were playing the Cincinnati Reds at Colt Stadium. The game was deadlocked at 0. The Reds clawed for a run on a ninth-inning bunt attempt by Pete Rose in which Johnson threw the ball…Details
Ted Breitenstein and Jim Jay Hughes threw no-hitters on the same day, 119 years ago today. Ted Breitenstein, who pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati’s League Park on Friday, April 22, 1898. That same day, Jim Jay Hughes, of the National League Baltimore Orioles, no-hit the Boston Beaneaters. The feat…Details
Today marks a full 365 calendar days since the last Major League Baseball no-hitter. On April 21, 2016, the Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night, less than eight months after throwing one against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arrieta walked four and struck out six as the Cubs beat the Cincinnati…Details