“Toothpick” Sam Jones became the first African-American to throw a Major League Baseball no-hitter, 64 years ago today.
The Chicago Cubs’ Hippo Vaughn and the Cincinnati Reds’ Fred Toney each held their opponents hitless through 9 innings of baseball, 102 years ago today.
Also on this date, a no-hitter by Cubs’ Jake Arrieta and a perfecto by the White Sox’s Humber.
The Chicago Cubs’ Lon Warneke fell just two outs shy of tossing the majors’ first Opening Day no-hitter, 85 years ago today.
A pair of New York Giants pitchers tossed a St. Patty’s Day no-hitter, 67 years ago today.
A happy 70th birthday to Burt Hooton, who threw a no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs in just his fourth major-league start.