The Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann took an Opening Day perfect game bid into the seventh inning on Thursday, but Bob Feller’s reign as being the only MLB pitcher to toss a no-hitter to start the season remains safe another year.
Today would be the 131st birthday of Frank Wickware, who threw a Negro Leagues no-hitter for the Chicago American Giants in 1914.
Two pitchers who threw no-hitters – Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson – were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 83 years ago today.
The Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Virgil Trucks after he threw no-hitters in a season, 66 years ago today.
The Chicago White Sox’s Bob Keegan no-hit the Washington Senators, 61 years ago today.
Vic Willis is credited with throwing the second no-hitter for the Braves franchise 119 years ago today, although accounts in both the home and away newspapers recorded this game as a one-hitter.