“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.
The Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Erskine and the Kansas City Royals’ Steve Busby threw no-hitters on this date.
Dwight “Doc” Gooden threw a no-hitter for the New York Yankees, 23 years ago today. On Tuesday, May 14, 1996, Gooden no-hit the Seattle Mariners for a 2-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. “Doc” appeared to be running out of steam in the ninth frame as he walked Alex Rodriguez and Edgar Martínez and then threw…