Today is the 51st anniversary of Joel “Joe” Horlen’s Chicago White Sox no-hitter.
Four MLB pitchers threw no-nos on this date, with the oldest occurring 106 years ago by the St. Louis Browns’ Earl Hamilton.
Today is the 60th anniversary of Jim Bunning’s first no-hitter. On July 20, 1958, while pitching for the Detroit Tigers, Bunning threw his first of two no-hitters by blanking the Boston Red Sox 3-0 during the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park.
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.