Born: June 1, 1869|
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: May 3, 1935 (aged 65)|
St. Louis, Missouri
|April 28, 1891 for the St. Louis Browns|
Last MLB appearance
|May 9, 1901 for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||4.04|
Career highlights and awards
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During his first season in the Majors, he was able to pitch occasionally in relief, but on the final day of the 1891 season, October 4, Breitenstein was allowed to start and he pitched a no-hitter against the Louisville Colonels, an 8–0 victory. He faced the minimum number of batters of 27, allowed just one base on balls, which was erased by a double play or by a pickoff play. It was also the last no-hitter thrown in the American Association, as the league folded following the season.
He became part of the pitching rotation in
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After a similar season in
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His next two seasons in Cincinnati were respectable, but his skills had shown that they were declining, not able to pitch with the same durability of seasons past, so through an unknown transaction, he returned to his old team in St. Louis, now known as the Cardinals.
Post Major League career
His career ended after only a few games in
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- List of Major League Baseball earned run average champions
- List of Major League Baseball no-hitters
- List of St. Louis Cardinals no-hitters
- List of St. Louis Cardinals team records
- "Ted Breitenstein's Stats". retrosheet.org. Retrieved February 9, 2008.
- "Ted Breitenstein: A No-Hitter In His First Start". by S. Derby Gisclair/SABR.org. Retrieved February 9, 2008.
- "Ted Breitenstein's Complete Stats". minorleagueresearcher.blogspot.com. Retrieved February 9, 2008.
- Baseball: The People's Game, pgs 331 & 332. by Harold Seymour. Retrieved February 9, 2008.
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October 4, 1891
April 22, 1898
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