Happy 72nd birthday to Bill Plummer, who zapped Randy Jones’ chance to toss the San Diego #Padres’ first no-hitter in 1975.
No-no throwers Vern Kennedy and Clyde Shoun were born on this date.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to Irish-born no-no pitchers Tony Mullane and Hugh Daily.
The Cincinnati Reds’ Lloyd “Whitey” Moore and Gene “Junior” Thompson combined to no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers in a Grapefruit League game, 80 years ago today.
Today would be the 73rd birthday of Don Wilson, who threw no-hitters for the Houston Astros in 1967 and 1969. The right-handed flamethrower, who pitched one game in 1966, was a mainstay of the Houston rotation from 1967 to 1974, winning 104 games. He died of accidental asphyxiation in his home on Jan. 5, 1975…
Today would be the 149th birthday of Charles “Bumpus” Jones, who threw a no-hitter in his major-league debut for the Cincinnati Reds.