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.
Happy 64th birthday to former San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Welsh, who took a Friars no-hitter into the seventh inning in 1982.
Birthday wishes today to Jack Stivetts and Frank ‘Big Jeff’ Pfeffer, a couple of Bostonians who threw their National League no-hitters more than a century ago.
Happy 152nd birthday to Denton True “Cy” Young, who won 511 games and threw three no-hitters.
Larry McKeon and Charlie Geggus, the earliest no-hitter throwers to have their games tossed off the official list, were both born on this date.