A regular starter for the Tigers for five years before suffering a broken arm, Boland
had a top season of 16-11 in 1917. He used a sharply breaking curve ball to strike
out Babe Ruth three times in one game. As a rookie in 1915 he came within one out
of pitching a no-hitter against the Yankees.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 16, 1915:
In the 2nd game of a doubleheader, Tiger rookie Bernie Boland no hits Cleveland through 26 batters before Ben Paschal singles, his first and only hit of the year. Boland wins, 3–1.