On this day 62 years ago, Allie Reynolds tossed his first of two no-hitters during the 1951 season, blanking the Indians 1-0 at Cleveland Stadium. “Superchief” was masterful against his former squad that would go on to finish the season with a 93-61 mark, good enough for second in the American League–five games behind the Yankees. Bob Feller, eleven days removed from his own no-hitter, was nearly as precise as Reynolds, losing his no-hit bid on a Mickey Mantle double in the 6th. Feller allowed just four hits against the vaunted Yankee lineup in a complete game effort. The AL rivals remained deadlocked at 0-0 through 6 innings until a Gene Woodling home run with 1 out in the 7th provided the winning margin. Reynolds was unshakable down the stretch as he retired the last seventeen Indians he faced.
On September 28th Reynolds became the first AL pitcher and only the second hurler all-time to throw multiple no-hitters in a single season, baffling the Red Sox at the Stadium, 8-0. To this day the only other pitchers to join him in this select fraternity are Johnny Vander Meer (1938), Virgil Trucks (1952), Nolan Ryan (1973), and Roy Halladay (2010).