May 17, 1963 - Houston’s Don Nottebart today pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues this year, allowing 4 baserunners and 1 run as the Colts defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1, in Houston. Nottebart’s masterpiece came just six nights after Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitched a no-hitter against the Giants. Nottebart, picked up by the Colts last November from Milwaukee, was nicked for an unearned run in the fifth inning that tied the score. He needed a three-run homer from Howie Goss in the sixth to gain his fifth victory against one loss. By the seventh inning, every pitch drew a hearty roar from the 8,223 fans present — about one-quarter capacity for Colt Stadium. It was the first no-hitter in 12 years in which an opposing team scored. The last one had been by Bob Feller of the Indians in a 2-1 decision over Detroit on July 1, 1951. It was the first no-hitter by a Houston pitcher and the first time the Phillies had been the victim of a no-hitter since Milwaukee’s Lew Burdette accomplished the feat Aug. 19, 1960. The Phillies had previously beaten Houston 21 times in 23 games since the Colts entered the league last year.
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