Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Don "Notty" Nottebart

Don Nottebart's first MLB game was with the Milwaukee Braves on July 1, 1960. In 1963 he was traded to the Colt .45s (along with Jim Bolger and Connie Grob in exchange for Norm Larker) and would leave Houston two years later as an Astro.

Houston's first no-hitter was thrown by Nottebart on May 17, 1963 against the Phillies. He also gave up home run #500 for Willie Mays on September 13, 1965.

Don passed away October 4, 2007 in Cypress (near Houston), which is where he and his wife usually spent thier winters.

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