Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller’s major-league record of 12 one-hitters, 39 years ago today.
On August 21, 2015, while pitching for the Houston Astros, Mike Fiers no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park for a 3-0 win.
On Friday, July 9, 1976, the Houston Astros’ Larry Dierker tossed a no-hitter at the Astrodome for a 6-0 win.
On Saturday, June 15, 1963, the San Francisco Giants’ Juan Marichal threw a no-no against the Colt .45’s and the Milwaukee Braves’ Tony Cloninger tossed an immaculate 8th inning against the Phillies.
The Houston Astros’ Ken Forsch (1979) and the Detroit Tigers’ Jack Morris (1984) threw no-hitters on this date.
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.