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Monbouquette of Red Sox Twirls Fourth No-Hitter of 1962

Aug. 1, 1962 - Bill Monbouquette (pictured left with catcher Jim Pagliaroni) of the Boston Red Sox pitched the fourth no-hitter of the major league season today by allowing only one walk in a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Monbouquette, a husky right-hander who hadn’t pitched a complete game since June 29 and had failed to win since July 8, was overpowering. Only seven flies were hit to the outfield, five of them routine. The Red Sox scored their run in the eighth against Early Wynn, who was seeking the 298th victory of his career. Earl Wilson of the Red Sox threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels on June 26. Bo Belinsky of the Angels pitched the other no-hitter in the American League against Baltimore on May 5. The other no-hitter was tossed by Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers against the Mets on June 30. The last time two men on the same team pitched no-hitters the same season was 1960, when Lew Burdette and Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves did so.

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