Kenneth Travis Johnson (born June 16, 1933 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who became the first and so far only pitcher to lose a complete game nine-inning no-hitter.
Pitching for the Houston Colt .45s on April 23, 1964, Johnson gave up no hits in a 1 0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The game's only run was scored after Pete Rose reached second base on an error (by Johnson himself), went to third on a ground-out, and scored on a second error. The following week he appeared on the television show I've Got a Secret where panelist Henry Morgan described the loss as "the saddest story of the year".
He pitched for the Kansas City Athletics (1958 61), Cincinnati Reds (1961), Houston Colt .45/Astros (1962 65), Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1965 69), New York Yankees (1969), Chicago Cubs (1969), and Montreal Expos (1970).
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