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Ken Johnson's no hitter loss in MLB...

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April 24, 1964

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, April 24, 1964

* Ken Johnson - Houston Colt .45s pitcher
* No-hitter loss (1st and only one)
* MLB Baseball

This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Colts Get No-Hitter, But Loses" and "Error Cost Johnson Pitching Gem, 1-0" with one column photo of Johnson. Tells of the 1st and only MLB baseball to throw a no-hit 9 inning game and still lose.

Other news of the day throughout. Some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Kenneth Travis Johnson (born June 16, 1933 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who became the first and so far only pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter.

Pitching for the Houston Colt .45s on April 23, 1964, Johnson gave up no hits in a 1-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The game's only run was scored after Pete Rose reached second base on an error (by Johnson himself), went to third on a ground-out, and scored on a second error. The following week he appeared on the television show I've Got a Secret where panelist Henry Morgan described the loss as "the saddest story of the year".

Category: The 20th Century

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