Charlie Lea threw no-hitter for Expos

Updated: November 12, 2011, 10:51 AM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Charlie Lea, who was the first French-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues, has died. He was 54.

Collierville Police Lt. Doug Marshall confirmed Friday night that Lea was found dead at his home by his wife at about 4:30 p.m. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Born in Orleans, France, Lea pitched from 1980 until 1988. He spent six seasons with the Montreal Expos and one season with the Minnesota Twins.

On May 9, 1981, Lea threw a ...

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