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Bo Belinsky
Born: (1936-12-07)December 7, 1936
New York, New York
Died: November 23, 2001(2001-11-23) (aged 64)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Batted: Left Threw: Left
April 18, 1962, for the Los Angeles Angels
Last appearance
May 18, 1970, for the Cincinnati Reds
Career statistics
Win-loss record 28–51
Earned run average 4.10
Strikeouts 476

Robert "Bo" Belinsky (December 7, 1936 – November 23, 2001) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He became a California celebrity as a rookie (beginner) with the original Los Angeles Angels. He is best known for pitching a no-hitter against his former Major League Baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles, in 1962. Belinsky is one of only two pitchers in the history of the Angels to start his career with a four-game winning streak or better. The other was Jered Weaver, in 2006.

Life and baseball career

Belinksy was born in New York City, to a Polish-American Catholic father and a Jewish mother. He grew up in Trenton, New Jersey.

He pitched for several seasons in the Baltimore Orioles minor leagues. His career and life changed when the Angels picked him in a minor league draft for the 1962 season.

Belinsky had a losing career record of wins and losses, but he threw the first no-hitter in the history of the Los Angeles Angels. It was also the first to be thrown at Dodger Stadium, beating the Baltimore Orioles 2–0 on May 5, 1962. His no-hitter was his fourth straight win at the start of his rookie season.

Later life and death

Belinsky married and divorced Jo Collins.

Belinsky had been sick with bladder cancer before his death in Las Vegas. He died of an apparent heart attack at age 64. He is buried at Davis Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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