Today in Orioles History: Tom Phoebus Tosses a No-Hitter

Tom PhoebusTom Phoebus pitched the third no-hitter in Baltimore Orioles history, blanking the Boston Red Sox 6-0 on this day in Orioles history, April 27, 1968.

Phoebus struck out nine and walked three as part of his no-hit effort in front of the roughly 3,000 fans in attendance at the Saturday afternoon game at Memorial Stadium.

Brooks Robinson accounted for half of the Orioles runs with a bases-clearing double that scored three including Phoebus, who had two hits on the day. Brooksie also turned in a defensive gem in the eighth inning to preserve the no-hitter.

Phoebus, a Baltimore native and Mount St. Joe grad, won 50 games in five seasons with the O’s. He pitched a no-hitter in the minors in 1966, which led his friends and neighbors to form the Tom Phoebus Fan Club and protest for the Orioles to bring him up to the majors. He responded by tossing consecutive shutouts in his first two outings after getting the call following the International League playoffs. He was the seventh pitcher to have shutouts  in his first two games.


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