One of the greatest pitchers to not throw a no-hitter was born 133 years ago today.
Happy birthday to four no-no pitchers: Justin Verlander, who threw two no-nos for the Detroit Tigers and one for the Houston Astros; Clyde Wright, who threw one for the California Angels; Jim Wilson, who tossed one for the Milwaukee Braves; and Dave Davenport, who threw one for the St. Louis Terriers of the Federal League.
A happy 63rd birthday to Dave Stewart, who threw a no-hitter for the Oakland Athletics on June 29, 1990. Later that evening, Fernando Valenzuela threw a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Happy 155th birthday to Ben Sanders, who threw a no-hitter for the Louisville Colonels on Monday, August 22, 1892.
Today would be the 75th birthday of Don Wilson, who threw no-hitters for the Houston Astros in 1967 and 1969.
“Schoolboy” Johnny Taylor, who no-hit Satchel Paige’s Dominican All-Stars in 1937, was born 103 years ago today.