Ken Johnson (right-handed pitcher)
June 16, 1933 |
West Palm Beach, Florida
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 13, 1958 for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 18, 1970 for the Montreal Expos|
|Earned run average||3.46|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kenneth Travis Johnson (born June 16, 1933 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who became the first and so far only pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter.
Pitching for the Houston Colt .45s on April 23, 1964, Johnson gave up no hits in a 1–0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The game's only run was scored in the top of the ninth after Pete Rose reached second base on an error (by Johnson himself), went to third on a ground-out, and scored on a second error, by second basemen Nellie Fox. Opposing pitcher Joe Nuxhall retired the side in the bottom half to make Johnson a no hit loser.
He pitched for the Kansas City Athletics (1958–61), Cincinnati Reds (1961), Houston Colt .45/Astros (1962–65), Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1965–69), New York Yankees (1969), Chicago Cubs (1969), and Montreal Expos (1970).
April 23, 1964
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