Happy Reds birthday, Jim Maloney!
June 2, 1940
Jim Maloney once had three no-hitters, but now only has two. In 1965, any game in which the pitcher gave up no hits through the regulation nine innings was considered a no-hitter, even if the opposition got a hit in extra innings. That’s what happened against the Mets on June 14, when Johnny Lewis led off the 11th inning with a home run and Maloney lost the game 1-0. He pitched two more no-hitters, one later in the 1965 season and another in 1969, to finish his career with three total. In 1991, however, baseball’s rules changed and Maloney was stripped of his first no-no.