Today is the 100th anniversary of Hubert “Dutch” Leonard’s second Boston Red Sox no-hitter. Leonard no-hit the Detroit Tigers on the road at Navin Field on Monday, June 3, 1918, for a 5-0 victory.
Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter, seven years ago today. On Saturday, May 7, 2011, Verlander no-hit the Toronto Blue Jays to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory at the Rogers Centre.
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.
Three Florida Marlins pitchers threw a spring training no-hitter, nine years ago today.
Today would be the 144th birthday of James “Nixey” Callahan, who threw the first American League no-hitter.
Two New York teams, the 1952 Giants and the 2017 Yankees, own baseball’s two St. Patrick’s Day no-hitters.