95 years ago today, June 6, 1921, Detroit Stars RHP Bill Gatewood pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the Negro National League.
As a Detroit baseball fan, I think it's cool that a player playing for a team in Motown pitched the first ever no-hitter in the history of the Negro National League...anytime the Motor City gets positive recognition it's a good thing.
Big Bill Gatewood was born in San Antonio, Texas, on August 22, 1881.
I must admit until I opened up baseballreference.com today, I'd never heard of "Big Bill" Gatewood...and I love that we are able to see the history of the Negro Leagues so much in baseball these days.
I need to read up and do more posting on the Stars, and the players like BIG BILL, great players who made their mark on baseball in Detroit.