Ken Holtzman

Ken HoltzmanKen Holtzman

3-time World Series Champion (Oakland A's, 1972, 1973, 1974)


June 8, 1965:

Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 4th round of the 1965 amateur draft.

November 29, 1971: 

Traded by the Cubs to the Oakland Athletics for Rick Monday.



Ken Holtzman is the first post 1900 Cubs pitcher to pitch 2 no-hitters.  Jake Arrieta joined him in 2016 as the 2nd Cubs pitcher to accomplish this.  

  • 8/19/1969  at Wrigley Field over Braves (3-0)
  • 6/3/1971 at Riverfront Stadium over Reds (1-0)

June 3, 1971
Ken Holtzman no-hits the Reds, 1-0 at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.  Holtzman scored the only run of the game in the 3rd inning when he reached base on an error and scored on Glenn Beckert's RBI single.   

Cubs History-June 3


June 8, 1971
In his 1st game after pitching a no-hitter, Ken Holtzman shuts out Pirates for 12 innings & Joe Pepitone hits walk-off HR for a 1-0 victory at Wrigley Field.  Holtzman scattered 9 Pirates hits and struck out 12 with no walks.  

Cubs History-June 8





Birthday: November 3

2-time NL All-Star (1972, 1973)

Top Ten in various pitching categories

     5-time in Wins (1970, 1972-1975)

     3-time in Shutouts (1969, 1972-1973)

     1-time in ERA (1973)

     1-time in Strikeouts (1970)