Five no-hitters have been thrown on this date (April 30), but only four of the pitchers (Charlie Robertson, James “Tex” Carleton, Bob Feller and Jim Maloney) also earned a victory.
Happy birthday today to two no-no throwers: Tom Browning and Bill Hawke.
Today is one of two days throughout the calendar year in which we’re most flush with no-no birthdays: Ray Caldwell, Jesse Barnes, Virgil Trucks, Sal Maglie and Mike Scott.
The Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds, two years ago today.
New Jersey hosted its first major-league baseball game, 62 years ago today.
Today marks the 71st anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the major league color barrier.