1969 Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds strikes out 13 en route to a 10 – 0 no-hitter over the Houston Astros at Crosley Field. Bobby Tolan has four RBI in support of Maloney, who records his second career no-hitter.
Montreal Expos’ Charlie Lea, a native of France, no-hits the San Francisco Giants 4-0, walking four and striking out eight in the second game of a doubleheader. It is the first no-hitter at Olympic Stadium, which opened for baseball in 1977.
In 50-degree Detroit weather, Royals rookie Steve Busby no-hits the Tigers 3-0. It is the first Royals no-hitter and the first at Tiger Stadium since Virgil Trucks did it in 1952. Busby is the first no-hit game pitcher not to bat due to the DH “experiment” begun in the American League that season.
1965 Reds pitcher Jim Maloney’s second no-hit effort of 1965 is another 0-0 duel through 9 innings, until shortstop Leo Cardenas homers off the left field foul pole in the 10th at Wrigley Field. Maloney sets a no-hit record by giving the Cubs 10 walks; he also fans 12.
1970 Detroit’s Joe Niekro no-hits the Yankees until Horace Clarke singles in the 9th inning as the Tigers win 5-0. This is the third time in a month that Clarke has busted a no-hitter, having spoiled bids by Royals Jim Rooker (June 4) and Red Sox Sonny Siebert (June 19).