Today is the 82nd anniversary of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer’s amazing accomplishment of tossing the second of two back-to-back no-hitters. In part 6 of 6 in our series, we look at the last of the “other” no-hit starts – Rex Barney.
The great Sandy Koufax takes up the No. 5 spot on our look at baseball’s six “other” back to back starts in recognition of Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer’s amazing accomplishment 82 years ago.
“Toothpick” Sam Jones, pitching for the Chicago Cubs on May 12, 1955, no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 4-0 win at Wrigley Field.
Pitching for Winchester of the Bluegrass League on May 10, 1909, Toney held Lexington to zero hits over 17 frames while striking out 19 batters.
The Chicago Cubs’ Hippo Vaughn and the Cincinnati Reds’ Fred Toney each held their opponents hitless through nine innings of baseball at Weeghman Park on Wednesday, May 2, 1917.
Happy 93rd birthday to Carl Erskine, who threw two no-hitters for the Brooklyn Dodgers.