On this day, April 30th, 1940, Brooklyn Dodgers’ pitcher Tex Carleton became the seventh pitcher in team history to throw a no-hitter. Carleton defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 at Crosley field. Tex allowed two walks and struck out four batters in the victory.
His win that day gave Tex a perfect 2-0 record to start the season. Carleton would finish the season, his first and last with Brooklyn, with a record of 6-6 and a 3.81 ERA. 1940 also proved to be his last season in the big leagues, as he wrapped up his career with a tidy 100 wins.