On July 19, 1974, Dick Bosman of the Cleveland Indians hurls a no-hitter against the Oakland A’s and comes within one batter of pitching a perfect game. In winning the game, 4-0, Bosman commits a fielding error in the fourth inning, allowing the A’s their only baserunner of the game.
Bosman struck out four and allowed just one base runner in throwing the first no-hitter for the Indians since Sonny Siebert tossed his on June 10, 1966. Bosman was sailing along, aided by a two-run home run from Joe Lis in the third, when his errant throw to first base with two outs in the fourth inning allowed Oakland catcher Sal Bando to reach on error and advance to second. He proceeded no further, as Bosman came back to strike out Reggie Jackson to end the inning.
Buddy Bell and Tommy McCraw each drove in runs in the bottom of the fourth to give the Indians their winning 4-0 margin.
In memorable fashion in the ninth, facing the 28th batter of the game, Bosman struck out Bill North to end the ballgame.