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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Don Cardwell No-Hits The St. Louis Cardinals

May 15, 1960. Two days after being acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies, Don Cardwell of the Chicago Cubs no-hits the St. Louis Cardinals. Don Cardwell became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history to pitch a no-hitter in his first appearance for a new team.

He would finish 8-14 with an ERA of 4.37 for the Cubs that season. He would go 30-44 for the Cubs in his three seasons with the team. He later pitched for the 1969 World Series champion New York Mets. His 5-0 stretch after stumbling to a 3-9 start was instrumental in helping the Mets catch and pass the fading Chicago Cubs.

Spending most of his career with second division clubs Cardwell finished career with a won-loss record of 102-138 and an ERA of 3.92 with 1,211 strikeouts. 

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