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Sun May 6, 2018, 01:04 PM

MLB's Only Double No Hitter in History

Took place on May 2, 1917, in a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.

"The Reds put 29-year-old Fred Toney on the mound. Toney had a great fastball and was a solid pitcher who had won 17 and 14 games in the two previous seasons.

For the hometown Cubs, Jim "Hippo" Vaughn (also 29) got the call. Hippo Vaughn was one of baseball's finest pitchers during this period. From 1914 to 1919, he would win 20 games in five of the six seasons. Vaughn's unflattering nickname came about because of a not-really-all-that-bad body form. He stood 6' 4" and weighed 215 pounds. The slightly cruel nickname almost doesn't make sense to us nowadays, as it would seem, by the description to be ill-fitting or in-apt."

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/04/Baseballs-Only-Double-No-Hitter/

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Sun May 6, 2018, 01:34 PM

1. Well, Hippo's are pretty friggin' mean animals in the wild, they do NOT F-Around ...

On average, they kill more humans on the African Continent each year than any other mammal, which obviously includes all the big cats. In fact I think they're 2nd only to the general class of 'venomous snakes'.

So maybe it was meant as a compliment on being a badass ...
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Sun May 6, 2018, 08:14 PM

2. Obviously skins were much thicker in 1917. nt

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