Revisiting Ron Necciai and the 27-Strikeout No-Hitter: 67 Years Later

On May 13, 1952 Ron Necciai wrote himself into the record books by recording each of the 27 outs in a nine-inning game via the strikeout. At the time, Necciai was a 19-year-old hurler with the Bristol (Virginia) Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Class-D Appalachian League affiliate. Before this unforgettable appearance, “Rocket Ron” had already amassed... Continue Reading →

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Charlie Bennett Sued by Allegheny Ball-Club After Refusing to Sign Contract for 1883 Season

Allegheny Base-Ball Club v. Bennett, 14 Fed. 257 (W.D. Pa. 1882)   Charlie Bennett was enjoying a productive 1882 season as the primary catcher for the Detroit Wolverines (NL) when the club traveled to play a series in Worchester, Massachusetts in early August.  Before arriving in Worchester, Bennett met secretly with Al Pratt of the Allegheny... Continue Reading →

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