Exposition Park III
aka New Expo

1890 - 1915

Pittsburgh, PA
Historic Aerials
What Was There

Team Years Games
Pirates
(1891 - 1909)
1353
Rebels
(1914 - 1915)
152
Burghers
(1890)
65
Phillies
(1892)
2
No-Hitters

9/20/1907: Nick Maddox

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Nick Maddox
9.0
0
1
0
3
5
1
6
27
2

Starter Age: 20.315
Rank among 317: 6
Opposing Starter: Elmer Stricklett
Catcher: George Gibson
Plate Umpire: Bill Klem
Attendance: 2,850
Time of Game: 1:30
Did You Know?
  • Nick Maddox's no-hitter was the first in Pirates franchise history.
  • Maddox was 20 years and 315 days old when he threw his no-hitter. Only Johnny Lush, who was 20 years and 205 days old when he held the the Superbas hitless on May 1, 1906 at Washington Park III in Brooklyn, was younger among modern-era no-hit pitchers.
  • It came only a week after his major league debut and in his third career start.
  • Brooklyn had a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the fifth thanks to consecutive two-base errors, one by Maddox, that plated Emil Batch.
  • The Pirates tied the game in the fifth, then took a 2-1 lead in the seventh, both runs scoring on Tim Jordan's throwing errors.
  • Brooklyn pitcher Elmer Stricklett allowed only two hits, a single and double by Pirates left fielder and manager Fred Clarke, but four walks, including two to Alan Storke, and Jordan's errors were his undoing.
  • Maddox pitched for the Wheeling Stogies of the Class B Central League in 1907 and after he tossed his no-hitter for the Pirates a group of Wheeling fans raised money for a trophy to present to him before an exhibition game between the Stogies and Pirates.
  • Another no-hitter wouldn't be thrown by a Pirates pitcher in Pittsburgh until 1976 (John Candelaria vs. Dodgers on August 9, 1976 at Three Rivers Stadium).

5/15/1915: Claude Hendrix

Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HBP BR BF AB IBB GDP ROE
Claude Hendrix
9.0
0
0
0
3
3
0
3
30
26
0

Starter Age: 26.032
Rank among 317: 112
Opposing Starter: Bunny Hearn
Catcher: Art Wilson
Plate Umpire: Barry McCormick
Attendance: N/A
Time of Game: 1:41
Did You Know?
  • Hendrix walked Jim Kelly to lead off the bottom of the first and Kelly was sacrificed to second by Marty Berghammer, but he was the only Rebel to get as far as second base.
  • Pittsburgh's best chance at a hit came with two outs in the first when Ed Konetchy drove a ball to deep center field, but the fly was so high that Dutch Zwilling had plenty of time to get under it and haul it down with a nice running catch.
  • Konetchy walked in the fourth and Claude Berry walked in the fifth, but neither got past first and Hendrix retired the final 13 batters without incident.
  • The Whales had 16 hits--the most in a no-hitter before they were tied by the St. Louis Cardinals (Bob Gibson vs. Pirates on August 14, 1971 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh)--every Whale had a hit, and seven of the nine had at least two.
  • The Dodgers broke the hits record with 17 (Jerry Reuss vs. Giants on June 27, 1980 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco), then their record was broken by the Cubs when they rapped out 18 hits (Jake Arrieta vs. Reds on April 21, 2016 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati).
  • This was the second of two no-hitters caught by Art Wilson (Jeff Tesreau vs. Phillies On September 6, 1912 at Baker Bowl in Philadelphia).