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.
Wishing a very happy birthday to Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, who turns 73 today. Ryan threw seven no-hitters over a 27-year career.
The Boston Red Sox’s Earl Wilson tossed a no-hitter and hit a homer to help his cause, 57 years ago today.
Los Angeles Angels rookie Bo Belinsky threw one of the majors’ three May 5 no-hitters, 57 years ago today.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns and helped his cause with a homer, 88 years ago today.
Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller’s major-league record of 12 one-hitters, 39 years ago today.