Joseph Borden is known for something he isn’t known for. He couldn’t really replace Al Spalding on the Boston Red Stockings.
In 1876 he went 11-12. On May 23 he pitched a shut out against Cincinatti, 8-0. Lee Allen who was an historian for the Hall of Fame thinks he should have been credited with a no hitter. It would have been the first in the National League. The research shows that two walks were scored as the games only two hits.
The game has never been officially recognized as a no-hitter. This blog will however give him official credit. After all, he was a Brave.