Earl Hamilton

The 5’8″ 160-lb Hamilton no-hit the Tigers 5-1 on August 30, 1912, and used his good changeup to become the Browns’ leading winner from 1912 to 1914. After going 0-9 in 1917, he was sold to the Pirates. He completed all six of his starts for a perfect 6-0 (0.83) record in 1918 before military service shortened his season. Two years later he and the Giants Rube Benton matched shutouts for 16 innings before New York prevailed in the 17th. Hamilton later owned the St. Joseph’s franchise in the Western League.