This day in baseball: No-hitter cut short

Rube Waddell pitched five innings of no-hit, shutout baseball on August 15, 1905 at Columbia Park in Philadelphia.  His effort led the A’s to victory over the St. Louis Browns, 2-0, as he struck out nine of the fifteen batters he faced.  A sudden, wet downpour shortened the performance, however, and Waddell was not credited with a no-hitter.

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4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: No-hitter cut short

    1. I wasn’t sure so I looked, and found this in Wikipedia, “Prior to 1991, a performance in which no hits were surrendered through nine innings or in a shortened game was considered an official no-hit game.” But today, they no longer are. So good call! And thanks for the heads up.

      1. Must be some sort of a philosophical shift, but I woulda figured the reverse, that in the old days, 5 innings woulda been laughed at when discussing no hitters. So many complete games back then. Oh well.

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