Mason Bowes, the first pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha has died on Saturday at the age of 83. Bowes pitched for the Philadelphia A’s franchise in Lincoln from 1949-1952.
The left-hander pitched in the A’s organization for eight seasons. His best year in Lincoln was 1949, when he went 9-2 with a 4.21 ERA as Lincoln won the Western League pennant. The following year was when he became the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Rosenblatt Stadium. An elbow injury ended Bowes’ career and he never left Lincoln, where he had met his wife and later owned a local business.