6.23.2012

1909 T206
Stoney McGlynn

I learned something new today.

In 1991, Major League Baseball changed its definition of a no-hitter. Since 1991, a no-hitter must be at least nine innings.

That wasn't the case prior to the new edict. Pitchers were one credited with no-nos if they lost a game as a member of the visiting team where the home team didn't bat in the ninth inning; and if a game was shortened due to weather or darkness.

Manny no-hitters were erased from the record books. Include one from Stoney McGlynn.

On Sept. 24, 1906, McGlynn tossed a 7-inning no-hitter against Brooklyn. The game ended in a 1-1 tie after darkness.

Another interesting fact: On June 3, 1907, McGlynn pitched both games of a doubleheader, winning the first game but losing the second.

Oh the things you learn when buying poor old baseball cards.

1 comment:

Classic Card Collector said...

I love the posts about the T206 and other cards of the era. As a collector of some well loved cards, it is good to see others showing off their loved ones as well.

I think it would be interesting to see the backs in addition to the fronts, as it shows the full history of the card.