This Day In Baseball May 1

May 1 This Day in Baseball History – Debuts, Milestones, No Hitters, Rule Changes, Events, Birthdays, Deaths, and more on This Day In Baseball.  

On May 1, 1969, Don Wilson of the Houston Astros pitches his second career no-hitter. Wilson strikes out 15 in downing the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0. Only nine days earlier, Wilson had lost a 14-0 decision to the Reds.

On May 1, 1951, future Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle blasts the first home run of his career in an 8-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. In the same game, former Negro Leagues star Minnie Minoso becomes the first black player in the history of the White Sox’ franchise. Minoso belts a home run in his first major league at-bat.

On May 1, 1991, Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers pitches the seventh no-hitter of his career. The 44-year-old Ryan, who defeats the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-0, becomes the oldest pitcher to hurl a no-hit game. Ryan’s masterpiece includes 16 strikeouts and only two walks.

On May 1, 1980, Bill Madlock of the Pittsburgh Pirates receives a 15-game suspension and a $5,000 fine for hitting umpire Jerry Crawford in the face with his glove during a recent game. Madlock will appeal the suspension and continue playing until June 6, when he decides to withdraw his protest.




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