On April 30, 1940 —  Picked up off the scrap heap by the Brooklyn Dodgers just months after being given his unconditional release by the Double-A Milwaukee Brewers, starting pitcher Tex Carleton throws a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field. Aside from making Brooklyn GM Larry MacPhail look like a genius, the 3 – 0 masterpiece maintains both Carleton’s and the Dodgers’ perfect start to 1940: Carleton at 2-and-0 and the Dodgers at a record-tying 9-and-0.




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