Bill McCahan

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Bill McCahan
Born: (1921-06-07)June 7, 1921
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: July 3, 1986(1986-07-03) (aged 65)
Fort Worth, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 1946 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
June 19, 1949 for the Philadelphia Athletics
Career statistics
Win-Loss Record 16-14
Earned run average 3.84
Strikeouts 76

William Glenn McCahan (June 7, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – July 3, 1986 in Fort Worth, Texas) was an American professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1946 to 1949.

As a rookie on September 3, 1947, he threw a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Athletics against the Washington Senators. With one out in the second inning, Athletics' first baseman Ferris Fain, after fielding a routine ground ball, threw wildly to McCahan, covering first base. Stan Spence of the Senators made it all the way to second base, the only blemish on McCahan's otherwise perfect game.[1]

McCahan also played professional basketball for the Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball League. His interment was located at Fort Worth's cemetery Greenwood Memorial Park.

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  1. ^ Robbins, Mike (2004). Ninety Feet from Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality, p. 239 (New York: Carroll & Graf). ISBN 0-7867-1335-6

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Preceded by
Don Black
No-hitter pitcher
September 3, 1947
Succeeded by
Bob Lemon