Nolan Ryan threw his major league record seventh no-hitter, 27 years ago today. Ryan, pitching for the Texas Rangers at the age of 44 on May 1, 1991, struck out 16 Blue Jays and held the others to no hits as the Rangers topped Toronto 3-0.
Five no-hitters have been thrown on this date (April 30), but only four of the pitchers (Charlie Robertson, James “Tex” Carleton, Bob Feller and Jim Maloney) also earned a victory.
The Cleveland Indians’ Wes Ferrell threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns and helped his cause with a homer, 87 years ago today.
The Milwaukee Braves’ Warren Spahn threw his second of two no-hitters, 57 years ago today.
Baltimore native Tom Phoebus tossed a no-hitter for his hometown Orioles, 50 years ago today. On Saturday, April 27, 1968 at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, Phoebus struck out nine and issued three walks while holding the Red Sox hitless, with the O’s topping Boston 6-0.
The Nippon Ham Fighters’ Yasumitsu Shibata no-hit the Kintetsu Buffaloes, 28 years ago today.