Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Superbas threw a no-hitter against the Boston Doves on September 5, 1908. Rucker struck out 14 doves en route to the no-no as the Superbas won the contest, 6-0.
On July 24, 1909, Nap Rucker of the Brooklyn Superbas struck out 16 Cardinal batters as Brooklyn defeated St. Louis, 1-0. Rucker asserted that he actually collected 17 K’s that day, but a careless official scorer forgot to record one of them. The southpaw finished the year second in the National League with 200 strikeouts (some sources say 201 strikeouts), in spite of Brooklyn’s dismal 55-98 season record.