Ramos: Ross Stripling and the near-Bumpus Jones feat
From SABR member Jen Mac Ramos at Beyond the Box Score on April 11, 2016:
Ross Stripling was on the mound, making his Major League debut as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ fifth starter. Against the Dodgers’ storied rival, the San Francisco Giants, on enemy turf, Stripling threw exactly 100 pitches—with no hits allowed.
There’s only one pitcher who threw a no-hitter in his Major League debut, and that was Bumpus Jones.
Who was Bumpus Jones?, you might ask.
Jones was a pitcher in the old days of yore—and by old days, the very early days of baseball; in this instance, 1892—for the Cincinnati Reds. He made baseball history when, on October 15, 1892, the last day of the season, he made his Major League debut and no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds went on to win 5-0 and finished the season 82-68-5. Jones would never pitch that well again at that level; his MLB career ended in 1893 at the age of 23.
Read the full article here: http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2016/4/11/11399736/ross-stripling-dodgers-mlb-debut-bumpus-jones-rookie-no-hitter
- Read the SABR biography of Bumpus Jones, written by Chris Rainey
- Read the SABR Games Project story of Bumpus Jones’ no-hitter on October 15, 1892, written by Jerry Grillo
Originally published: April 11, 2016. Last Updated: April 11, 2016.