Monday, May 26, 2014

More On "More On Beckett's No-Hitter"

So I was staring at this last post and realized that there was one game, in 1940, in which there was no score of the game listed. Tex Carleton's no-hitter was the only Dodgers no-hitter (provided by which didn't have that accompanying game information.

So I did some sleuthing. James Otto "Tex" Carleton was born in 1906 and died in 1977. His baseball reference page has a nice picture, and the relevant game log page gives the box score of the April 30 no-hitter: Dodgers 3, Reds 0.

Carleton gave up 2 BBs but had 4 Ks, and also went 0-for-2 from the plate, reaching base on a walk.

Credit the footnote on Carleton's player page, along with the wonders of google, which allowed me to find a nice article on the no-hitter in The Eugene Oregon Register Guard newspaper of May 1, 1940:

There you go, Tex.


Dusty Baker said...

Good stuff, Sax.

Only 10k saw the game, too. I wonder if there were articles written about attendance being down, games being too long, etc.

Steve Sax said...

Just like as it was in 1940, Dodgers fans couldn't watch the no-hitter on television.