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Joseph Alan Cowley (born August 15, 1958) is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves (1982), New York Yankees (1984–1985), Chicago White Sox (1986), and Philadelphia Phillies (1987). On September 19, 1986, Cowley threw a no-hitter for the White Sox with seven walks versus the California Angels in a 7-1 victory. He did not win again in 1986, and after four winless starts in 1987, was released by the Phillies. Cowley thus became the only pitcher in MLB history never to win another game after pitching a no-hitter.

Joe Cowley
Pitcher
Born: (1958-08-15) August 15, 1958 (age 61)
Lexington, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1982, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
May 3, 1987, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record33–25
Earned run average4.20
Strikeouts332
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • Pitched a no-hitter vs. California Angels on September 19, 1986

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Preceded by
Mike Witt
No-hitter pitcher
September 19, 1986
Succeeded by
Mike Scott