June 7, 1921|
|Died: July 3, 1986
Fort Worth, Texas
|September 15, 1946 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
Last MLB appearance
|June 19, 1949 for the Philadelphia Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.84|
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.
- Robbins, Mike (2004). Ninety Feet from Fame: Close Calls with Baseball Immortality, p. 239 (New York: Carroll & Graf). ISBN 0-7867-1335-6
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Bill McCahan at Find a Grave
- NBL statistics available from BBALLSports.com's downloadable database
September 3, 1947
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