Today would be the 110th anniversary of the New York Yankees franchise’s first no-hitter if not for a 1991 ruling that made it ineligible.
Dean Chance threw a complete-game no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins 53 years ago today, just 19 days after throwing a rain-shortened perfect game.
Tonight we begin our annual tradition of waiting to see the second Opening Day hitter in Major League Baseball history. The Cleveland Indians’ Bob Feller threw an Opening Day no-no on April 16, 1940, using his “heater from Van Meter” fastball to mow down eight White Sox batters as Cleveland topped Chicago 1-0. Feller’s parents…
“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.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Wes Ferrell threw a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns and helped his cause with a homer, 89 years ago today.
The 21-year-old Feller used his “heater from Van Meter” fastball on April 16, 1940 to mow down eight White Sox batters as the Cleveland Indians topped Chicago 1-0.