On September 4, 1974 — 1974 – After pitching eight no-hit innings against the Reds, Don Wilson is pulled from the game by Astros’ manager Preston Gomez in favor of a pinch hitter. Mike Cosgrove gives up a hit to Tony Perez in the 9th and Houston loses, 2 – 1. It’s the second time Gomez has pinch-hit for his pitcher late in a game while he is throwing a no-no; Clay Kirby was the victim on July 21, 1970.

 


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Baseball Reference September 4
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