Former MLB Pitcher Virgil Trucks Passes Away in Birmingham

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

DETROIT (AP) -- Virgil Trucks, who pitched two no-hitters in 1952 for the Detroit Tigers, has died. He was 95.

The two-time All-Star died Saturday near Birmingham, Ala. He pitched in the major leagues from 1941-58, helping the Tigers win the World Series in 1945.

"Fire" Trucks is one of five pitchers to throw two no-hitters in a season, according to STATS. He did it in a year the Tigers lost 104 games. Trucks went 5-19 with a 3.97 ERA in 1952, but he held Washington without a hit on May 15 and did the same to the New York Yankees on Aug. 25.

Trucks pitched 12 seasons for the Tigers and also had stints with the St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics and Yankees.


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