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.
Today would be the 75th birthday of Don Wilson, who threw no-hitters for the Houston Astros in 1967 and 1969.
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.