Today would be the 144th birthday of James “Nixey” Callahan, who threw the first American League no-hitter.
Today would be the 93rd birthday of Alva “Bobo” Holloman, who pitched a no-hitter for the St. Louis Browns in 1953.
Jeff Tesreau, who threw a no-hitter for the New York Giants back in 1912, was born 130 years ago today.
John Montgomery Ward, who threw the majors’ second perfect game in 1880, was born 158 years ago today.
Happy 56th birthday to San Francisco Giants pitching coach Mark Gardner, who threw nine no-hit innings in 1991 but lost the game in extra innings.
Happy 34nd birthday to the Minnesota Twins’ Anibal Sánchez, who threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins in 2006.