The handsome native St. Louisan dazzled hometown fans by tossing a no-hitter again
Louisville in his first major league start (October 4, 1891). Seven years later,
he no-hit Pittsburgh. The 5'9" lefty paired with St. Louis-born catcher Heinie Peitz,
forming what fans called "the Pretzel Battery." Breitenstein twice led the NL in
starts and complete games, but was a 20-game loser five straight seasons (1892-96)
with weak Browns teams. He also played 65 games in the outfield.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 6, 1892:
St. Louis southpaw Ted Breitenstein's no-hitter is broken up in the 9th, when two singles produce the Bridegrooms' only runs in a 14–2 loss.
»June 7, 1894:
On a rainy day St. Louis Browns southpaw Ted Breitenstein walks 13 men as Boston avenges a humiliating loss the previous day with a 19–8 rout.