May 5, 1962 - Bo Belinsky, who vowed he would become a star in the American League, lived up to his promise tonight when he pitched a no-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 2-0. It was the 25-year-old lefthander’s fourth straight victory of the season and the second complete game he had pitched since he joined the Angels. Belinsky walked four men, hit two batters, and had another on base through an error. Twice he had men advance as far as third base, but with his fastball and screwball he retired the side in each case. It was the first no-hitter in the American League since Hoyt Wilhelm of the Orioles accomplished the feat against the Yankees on Sept. 20, 1958. It was also the first no-hitter ever pitched in Los Angeles since major league ball went there in 1958 with the arrival of the Dodgers. The crowd of 15,886 turned loose a wild cheer and showered the field with cushions, while Belinsky’s teammates rushed the field. The last no-hitter in the majors was pitched by Warren Spahn of the Braves last season.
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