Happy 55th birthday to David Wells, who threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees just over 20 years ago.
Happy 32nd birthday to Homer Bailey, the Cincinnati Reds hurler who tossed no-hitters in 2012 and 2013.
Happy birthday to Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank “Noodles” Hahn, thrower of a 1900 no-no.
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.
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.