Friday, April 16, 2010

Burt Hooten

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.