On this day in 1972, Cubs pitcher Burt Hooton threw a no-hitter in one of his first career starts. I remember watching that game (Channel 9) on my parent's black and white basement television. I was nine years old at the time.
I didn't know it then, but I have since discovered that before he came to the Cubs, Burt Hooten was a big star at the University of Texas.
After searching for two years I've been unable to come up with any video of his no-hitter, but lookee here, there is a video about his college days at Texas.
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Melissa Isaacson has more on the Ricketts' busy day.
I know I'm just one person, but I'm thrilled that the Cubs have such hands-on owners now. That could only mean good things for the future.
On the other hand, I heard they hired a team psychologist. Let's hope that's not a bad omen, because P.K. Wrigley did the same thing back in 1938.