Friday, July 15, 2011

Emilio Palmero threw no-hitter against Club Fe in 1914

July 15: On this day in 1970, Cuban League star Emilio Palmero died in Toledo, Ohio.

Elected to the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame in 1954, Palmero pitched for Habana, Red Sox, Almendares, Marianao, Havana Reds and Cuba from 1913-29.

According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961, Palmero (shown in this 1926-27 Aguilitas card) pitched a no-hitter on Feb. 17, 1914.

According to Cuban Baseball: A Statistical History, 1878-1961, the gem -- Palmero did allow an unearned run on two walks, a throwing error and a wild pitch -- came against Fe and was the first no-hitting in Cuban League play since Eugenio de Rosas' in 1889.

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