Houston Astros right-hander Don Wilson pitches the first of his two career no-hitters

Jun 18, 1967 | No Hitters

On June 18, 1967, Houston Astros right-hander, Don Wilson, just 22, fans Hank Aaron to complete his first no-hitter, a 2-0 gem over the Atlanta Braves . Aaron is Wilson’s 15th strikeout victim that Father’s Day afternoon. Jim Wynn’s double off Phil Niekro keys a two-run rally for the game’s only scoring. He becomes the tenth rookie to throw a no-hitter. Though it is the third no-hitter in franchise history, it’s the first shutout no-hitter and the first hurled in the Astrodome.

 


Audio Clip of Wilson’s No-Hitter

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