Nixey Callahan

Nixey Callahan

Nixey Callahan
Pitcher / Left fielder
Born: (1874-03-18)March 18, 1874
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Died: October 4, 1934(1934-10-04) (aged 60)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 12, 1894, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
July 29, 1913, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .273
Home runs 11
Runs batted in 394
Win-loss record 99-73

As Player

As Manager

Coca-Cola ad from 1914 with Callahan.
James Joseph "Nixey" Callahan

(March 18, 1874 – October 4, 1934) was an American pitcher and left fielder in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Colts/Orphans, and Chicago White Sox.

He also managed the White Sox, as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, he died at age 60 in Boston.

On September 20, 1902, Callahan pitched the first no-hitter in American League history.[1] Also, he is the only pitcher to have collected five hits in a game three times. (June 29, 1897; May 18, 1902; and May 18, 1903).[2]

Only two years earlier, in the other extreme of his career, he gave up 48 hits in two consecutive starts in 1900, yielding 23 on September 11 and 25 in the game before.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "American League No Hitters",
  2. ^ "Charlton's Baseball Chronology"
  3. ^ Baseball Digest (February 1998), p34

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Christy Mathewson
No-hitter pitcher
September 20, 1902
Succeeded by
Chick Fraser