RHP 1909, 11-12, 14-15 Tigers, Brooklyn , Buffalo
After an 11-8 season with the 1911 Tigers, Lafitte told manager Hugh Jennings that
he wanted to leave early the following season to resume dental school. Jennings told
him if he left early to keep on going. Lafitte did. He became a dentist, but also
pitched in the Federal League. With the Brooklyn Tip-Tops, he pitched the Feds' first
no-hitter, defeating Kansas City 6-2 on September 19, 1914 (walking seven), and went
16-16 with a 2.63 ERA but led the league in walks (127 in 291 innings).
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 27, 1911:
After giving up three runs in six innings, the roof caves in on the Browns Bill Bailey, as the Tigers send him home a 9–3 loser. In the 5th inning, Browns catcher Jim Stephens, attempting to catch Bush's pop foul, crashes into the grandstand, knocking himself senseless, and sustaining a sprained ankle. Paul Meloan has his 2nd homer in a week for St. Louis, off winning pitcher Ed Lafitte. |
» September 19, 1914: Ed Lafitte pitches a 6–2 no-hitter for the Brooklyn Tip-Tops (FL) over the Kansas City Packers. Wildness costs him the two runs. He will lead the FL with 127 walks.