A bizarre pitching performance of the 1917 season includes the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox. In 2 of 3 games over 2 days, the Browns no hit the Sox - in both games. The Browns had their number for at least one weekend. (Click on Bob Groom Photo to Enlarge)
A couple of interesting points to make here: First, it’s the only time the same team threw no hitters on back to back days (in 1968 there were no hitters on back-to-back days, but by different teams, and in 1990 there were two no hitters thrown on the same day, but in different leagues). Second, the Browns were on their way to finishing a dismal 7th (in an 8 team league) 43 games back. The pennant winner? The Chicago White Sox, who won the pennant by nine games and the World Series in six games. So the Sox were a better team, but for one weekend they simply couldn’t buy a hit off two marginal pitchers playing for a weak team in St. Louis.
Who would have guessed it?