Polo Grounds IV
aka Brotherhood Park; New Polo Grounds

1890 - 1911

New York, NY
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Team Years Games
Giants
(1891 - 1911)
1478
Giants
(1890)
66
No-Hitters

7/31/1891: Amos Rusie

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Amos Rusie
9.0
0
0
0
7
4
1
8

Starter Age: 20.062
Rank among 317: 1
Opposing Starter: Adonis Terry
Catcher: Dick Buckley
Plate Umpire: Phil Powers
Attendance: 2,586
Time of Game: 1:45
Did You Know?
  • At 20 years and 62 days old, Amos Rusie is the youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter to date.
  • The previous record was held by Monte Ward (vs. Bisons on June 17, 1880 at Messer Street Grounds in Providence) and Matt Kilroy (vs. Alleghenys on October 6, 1886 at Recreation Park in Pittsburgh), both of whom were 20 years and 107 days old when they threw their respective no-hitters.

7/4/1908: Hooks Wiltse

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Hooks Wiltse
10.0
0
0
0
0
5
1
1
31
30
0

Starter Age: 28.301
Rank among 317: 197
Opposing Starter: George McQuillan
Catcher: Roger Bresnahan
Plate Umpire: Cy Rigler
Attendance: 8,000
Time of Game: 1:45
Did You Know?
  • This was a 10-inning no-hitter that could have been a perfect game but for one hit batter. With two outs in the ninth inning umpire Cy Rigler called a ball on what should have been strike three on opposing pitcher George McQuillan and Wiltse hit McQuillan in the arm with his next pitch to end his bid for a perfect game.
  • The Giants finally scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th on a single by Cy Seymour, a two-base error by third baseman Eddie Grant on a bunt by Spike Shannon, and an Al Bridwell infield single that was misplayed by shortstop Ernie Courtney.
  • Wiltse later claimed that Rigler felt so bad about not calling strike three on McQuillan that every time he bumped into him on the street Rigler would give him a cigar.