Jefferson Street Grounds
aka Athletics Park; Athletic Base Ball Grounds

1871 - 1890

Philadelphia, PA
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
Athletics
(1883 - 1890)
494
Athletics
(1871 - 1875)
134
White Stockings
(1873 - 1875)
83
Athletics
(1876)
35
No-Hitters

7/28/1875: Joe Borden

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Joe Borden
9.0
0
0
0
-1
-1
Opposing Starter: Mike Golden
Catcher: Pop Snyder
Plate Umpire: Nicholas Young
Attendance: 550
Time of Game: 1:35
Did You Know?
  • This is still considered by many to be the first no-hitter thrown in Major League Baseball history despite Major League Baseball's Special Baseball Records Committee (SBRC) ruling in 1968-1969 that the National Association would no longer be recognized as a major league, although it's still recognized as the first professional baseball league.
  • Joe Borden only agreed to pitch for Philadelphia if his name was listed as "Josephs" in box scores and game accounts because he was afraid his wealthy family would find out he was playing baseball for money.

5/24/1884: Al Atkinson

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Al Atkinson
9.0
0
1
0
1
2
Opposing Starter: John Fox
Catcher: Jocko Milligan
Plate Umpire: Jack Brennan
Attendance: N/A
Time of Game: 1:30
Did You Know?
  • This was the first of two career no-hitters thrown by Al Atkinson (vs. New York Metropolitans on May 1, 1886 at Jefferson Street Grounds).
  • It's also the first of two no-hitters thrown against the Pittsburgh Alleghenys in a five-day span (Ed Morris on May 29, 1884 at Exposition Park II in Pittsburgh).

5/1/1886: Al Atkinson

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Al Atkinson
9.0
0
2
0
3
-1
3
Opposing Starter: Ed Cushman
Catcher: Jack O'Brien
Plate Umpire: Billy Carlin
Attendance: 2,700
Time of Game: N/A
Did You Know?
  • This was the second of two career no-hitters thrown by Al Atkinson (vs. Pittsburgh Alleghenys on May 24, 1884 at Jefferson Street Grounds).
  • Atkinson was the first pitcher in the American Association to throw more than one no-hitter.

7/26/1888: Ed Seward

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Ed Seward
9.0
0
2
0
4
6
0
4
Opposing Starter: Tony Mullane
Catcher: Wilbert Robinson
Plate Umpire: John Gaffney
Attendance: 10,330
Time of Game: 1:40
Did You Know?
  • Seward tossed his no-hitter on the American Association's first "Ladies Day," which featured programs printed on fans and a brass band that played for two hours before the game started.
  • This was the first of two no-hitters caught by Wilbert Robinson (Bill Hawke vs. Senators on August 16, 1893 at Boundary Field in Washington D.C.).
  • Among no-hitters where data is available this is the first no-hitter with an attendance of at least 10,000.

7/31/1888: Gus Weyhing

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Gus Weyhing
9.0
0
0
0
1
5
1
2
27
Opposing Starter: Tom Sullivan
Catcher: George Townsend
Plate Umpire: John Gaffney
Attendance: 3,700
Time of Game: 1:30
Did You Know?
  • This was the second time in five days that umpire John Gaffney umpired a no-hitter (see above).
  • Gaffney was the first umpire to shift from behind home plate to behind the pitcher when a runner reached base and was the highest paid umpire at the time with an annual salary of $2,500.