Robin Roberts never pitched a no-hitter in his long Major League Baseball career. Sure, he held big-league records for most home runs yielded in one season (46) and a career (505); Jamie Moyer eventually surpassed the career mark.
On April 29, 1954, Roberts hurled a complete game one-hitter. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the host Milwaukee Braves, 4-0. Roberts yielded a third-inning double to Del Crandall.
Everyone in Philadelphia’s lineup, except first baseman Earl Torgeson (zero-for-five) and Roberts (zero-for-four), collected a base hit. The Phillies, who tallied 11 hits, plated one run in the third and three in the sixth.
Roberts was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976. During his time with the Phillies (1948-1961), Roberts went 234-199 in 3,740 innings (529 games) with a 3.46 Earned Run Average, 272 complete games, 3,661 hits, 718 walks, 1,871 strikeouts, and 35 shutouts. Throughout Roberts’ MLB career (1948-1966), he was 286-245 in 4,689 innings (676 games) with 45 shutouts, 305 complete games, 4,582 hits, 902 walks, and 2,357 strikeouts.
*Information about the Phillies from 1883-2003, including Roberts (pages 239-242), can be found in “The Phillies Encyclopedia: Third Edition” by Rich Westcott and Frank Bilovsky.