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Belinsky's no-hitter turns 50  |  MAY 5, 2012

Today marks the 50th anniversary
of the first no-hitter in Los Angeles major league history
– on May 5th, 1962, Bo Belinsky and the L.A. Angels blanked Brooks Robinson and the Baltimore Orioles, 2-0.

As a lifelong Dodger fan, I'm surprised it was an Angel who tossed the first "no-no" in L.A. (Sandy Koufax later equaled the
feat for the Dodgers). Oddly enough, Belinsky's gem came at Dodger Stadium, where the Angels made their home until 1965.

I chronicle Belinsky's short and wild career in THE PLAYBOY PITCHER.
 
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