Happy 29th birthday to Henderson Alvarez, who ended the 2013 Miami Marlins’ season with a no-hitter and kicked off the celebration in the on-deck circle.
Happy birthday to Charlie Ferguson, who threw the Philadelphia Phillies franchise’s first no-hitter as a member of the 1885 Philadelphia Quakers.
Happy birthday to “Cannonball” Dick Redding, a Negro Leagues pitcher who threw a Lincoln Giants no-hitter against the Cuban Stars in 1912 and likely threw dozens more.
Happy 64th birthday to former San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Welsh, who took a Friars no-hitter into the seventh inning in 1982.
Happy birthday to Claude Hendrix, who threw a Federal League no-hitter for the Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales in 1915.
Happy 38th birthday to Hisashi Iwakuma, who broke a streak of 12 straight National League no-hitters by throwing one for the AL’s Seattle Mariners in 2015.