Today would be the 115th birthday of Claude “Red” Grier, who threw baseball’s first World Series no-hitter in 1926.
Today would be the 131st birthday of Frank Wickware, who threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants in 1914.
Today would be the 129th birthday of William ‘Dizzy’ Dismukes, who threw a no-hitter for the Indianapolis ABCs in 1915.
Hilton Smith and Bernardo Baró, two Negro League pitchers who threw no-hitters, were both born on this date.
Hilldale’s Phil Cockrell threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter and the Brooklyn Suberbas’ “Nap” Rucker threw a National League no-no on this date.
Phil Cockrell threw the second of his no-hitters for Hilldale, 96 years ago today.