Friday, June 6, 2014

First No-Hitter in Negro National League...June 6, 1921

93 years ago Negro National League baseball fans were treated to the first ever no hitter pitched in the league.

The feat was accomplished on June 6, 1921, by William Miller Gatewood of the Detroit Stars.

Bill Gatewood was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 22, 1881.

Starting in1906, when he debuted with the Cuban X Giants of the Cuban American Clubs Series, Bill Gatewood made many stops, including Philadelphia, New York, St. Louis, Detroit, Milwaukee, Toledo, Memphis, Baltimore, and finally Birmingham, in 1928.

Gatewood passed away on December 8, 1962, at the age of 81, in Columbia, Missouri.

Thanks to the great baseball fans at When We Wore Fedoras fir the post on their Facebook page.

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