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.
Happy birthday to three no-hitter throwers — Don Nottebart, Frank “Red” Donahue and Bobby Burke.
The Houston Astros’ Zack Greinke nearly no-hit the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night, falling just two outs short of allowing the Astros to become the first team in major-league history to toss three no-nos in a season.