April 16, 1940

There’s only been one no hitter pitched on opening day in MLB.  It was by Bob Feller, on Apr 16, 1940.
His Indians defeated the White Sox 1-0 at Comiskey Park in 40 degree weather.  Feller didn’t feel he had his best stuff, walked 5, and struck out 8.  The closest the ChiSox came to a hit was in the bottom of the first—Taft Wright hit a ball which center fielder Roy Wheatley dropped, and was ruled an error.

The featured photo is of Feller in 1940.

 

 

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