“Smokey” Joe Williams tossed a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the New York Lincoln Giants, 98 years ago today. On May 4, 1919, during the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, Williams no-hit the Brooklyn Royal Giants for a 1-0 victory. The hard throwing righty from Seguin, Texas, who also took on the nickname “Cyclone” Joe,…Details
Happy 31st birthday to Homer Bailey, the Cincinnati Reds hurler who tossed no-hitters in 2012 and 2013. Bailey first no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, September 28, 2012 for a 1-0 win at PNC Park. Less than a year later, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Bailey no-hit the San Francisco Giants at home at Great…Details
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