Johnny Vander Meer

Birthdate 11/2/1914
Death Date 10/6/1997
Debut Year 1937
Year of Induction
Teams Cubs, Indians, Reds
Position Pitcher

Four-time All Star Johnny Vander Meer’s second consecutive no-hitter came in New York’s first Major League night game on June 15, 1938.

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Johnny Vander Meer writes about HoF manager Bill McKechnie

Johnny Vander Meer writes about HoF manager Bill McKechnie

Johnny Vander Meer’s second year in the big leagues was like none other in the history of the game. He won 15 games and was the starting pitcher for the National League in the 1938 All Star game. In the Midsummer Classic he retired the first three batters of the game including Earl Averill and
In page 2, Vandy writes about Bill McKechnie's character

In page 2, Vandy writes about Bill McKechnie's character

Johnny Vander Meer was a four-time All Star who won 119 big league games. He’s best remembered for doing the impossible –  tossing no-hitters in consecutive starts in 1938. He accomplished the feat in his second Major League season, under Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie. Shown here

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