Cuban pitcher Jose Mendez throws a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds

Nov 15, 1908 | This Day In Baseball

On November 15, 1908 — Cuban pitcher Jose Mendez throws a no-hitter for 8 2/3 innings in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds before Miller Huggins ekes out a single, it was the only hit in the 1-0 victory.

During the remainder of the 14-game barnstorming trip, the 21 year-old Almendares right-hander will throw another seven shutout innings in relief in two weeks, and then four days after that tosses a second complete-game shutout, recording an amazing 25 consecutive scoreless innings against the first major league club to ever play on the island.

Mendez will be elected into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

 


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