Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 1972: Burt Hooton Tosses a No-No

     On April 16, 1972, Cubs rookie Burt Hooton no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Hooton's no-no came in just his fourth major league start as he led the way in the 4-0 victory. Relying heavily on his knuckle-curve Hooton baffled the Philadelphia lineup as he hurled his way into the history books.

     Hooton spent 5 years in Wrigleyville before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1975. In Chicago he had posted a 34-44 record. He enjoyed his greatest success in Los Angeles. Over 10 years in the City of Angels, Hooton posted a 112-84 record, came in second in Cy Young voting in 1978, and was a member of the World Series winning club in 1981.

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