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.
Happy 72nd birthday to Bill Plummer, who zapped Randy Jones’ chance to toss the San Diego #Padres’ first no-hitter in 1975.