Happy 138th birthday to Christy Mathewson, the Hall of Famer who pitched two no-hitters for the New York Giants.
Two major-league no-hitters and two Negro Leagues no-nos were thrown on this date.
The New York Mets’ Gary Gentry took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, 48 years ago today, settling instead for the franchise’s fifth one-hitter as the Mets topped the Cubs 4-0 at Wrigley Field.
Sam Jones became the first African-American to throw a Major League Baseball no-hitter, 63 years ago today.
Today is the 101st anniversary of baseball’s only double nine-inning no-hitter. 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.
The Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds, two years ago today.