99. Hoyt Wilhelm, baseball

He was the first reliever enshrined in Cooperstown. But it was with Baltimore, for whom he starred for five years, that Wilhelm toiled as a starter in 1958 — and threw the first no-hitter in modern Orioles history, 1-0 over the New York Yankees. A knuckleballer, he won 43 games here, led the AL in ERA (2.19) in 1959 and forced the club to invent an oversized catcher's mitt to block his fluttery pitches.

He was the first reliever enshrined in Cooperstown. But it was with Baltimore, for whom he starred for five years, that Wilhelm toiled as a starter in 1958 — and threw the first no-hitter in modern Orioles history, 1-0 over the New York Yankees. A knuckleballer, he won 43 games here, led the AL in ERA (2.19) in 1959 and forced the club to invent an oversized catcher's mitt to block his fluttery pitches.

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