Joe Borden boxer

Joe Borden boxer
bouts
37
won
22
lost
10
draw
2
Status
inactive
Division
light heavyweight
Debut
1967-06-12
Height
6′ 0″/183cm
Reach
70″/178cm
Age
-
Born
1952-06-23
Death
-
Nationality
Canada

Joseph Emley Borden, aka Joe Josephs, (May 9, 1854 – October 14, 1929), nicknamed "Josephus the Phenomenal", was a starting pitcher in professional baseball for two seasons. Born in the Jacobstown section of North Hanover Township, New Jersey, he was playing for a Philadelphia amateur team when he was discovered by the Philadelphia White Stockings of the National Association (NA) in 1875. The White Stockings needed a replacement for a recently released pitcher, and were awaiting the arrival of a replacement. During his short, seven-game stint with the team, he posted a 2–4 win–loss record, both victories recorded as shutouts. On July 28 of that season, he threw the first no-hitter in professional baseball history.When the NA folded after the 1875 season, Borden signed a three-year contract with the Boston Red Caps. On April 22, 1876, Borden and the Red Caps were victorious in the first National League (NL) game ever played. Later that season, on May 23, he pitched a shutout, which some historians claim was the first no-hitter in Major League Baseball. Known for having an eccentric personality, he played under different surnames, such as Josephs and Nedrob, so as to disguise his involvement in baseball; his prominent family would have disapproved had they known. After he was released from the Red Caps as a player during the first season of his contract, he worked for a short period of time as their groundskeeper until he and the owner agreed to a buyout of the remainder of his contract. It was mistakenly claimed that he died in 1889, in the Johnstown Flood. His official death date is recognized as occurring in 1929 when he was 75 years of age.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1984-09-01 Gary McDonald Charlottetown WIN
Points
1984-08-24 Arnie Murphy WIN
Points
1977-06-01 Michael Spinks WW Forum, Montreal LOST
KO
1977-01-09 Archie Lee LWLLL New Glasgow WIN
Unanimous decision
1976-11-04 Archie Lee DLWLLL Stellarton
1976-09-30 George Lund WWWWDW New Glasgow WIN
Unanimous decision
1976-05-24 Archie Lee DWDLWL New Glasgow WIN
Unanimous decision
1975-08-13 Archie Lee WDWDLW Halifax WIN
Points
1975-07-13 Kelly Oickle W New Glasgow WIN
KO
1974-12-10 Bert MacIntosh WWLLWL Forum, Montreal WIN
Technical knockout
1974-11-16 Dornell Wigfall WLLWWW Brockton High School Gymnasium, Brockton LOST
Technical knockout
1974-08-25 George Jacobs L Stellarton LOST
Points
1974-08-14 Dick Ramsey LLLL Toronto WIN
Points
1974-08-01 Dick Ramsey LLL New Glasgow WIN
Points
1974-07-15 Bulldog Ramsay W Stellarton WIN
Unanimous decision
1974-06-15 Mickey McEachern LLLWWL Stellarton WIN
Points
1973-09-30 Bob Brake LLW New Glasgow WIN
Unanimous decision
1971-09-27 Terry Summerhays LWWLWW Pavillion de la Jeunesse, Quebec City LOST
Technical knockout
1971-08-07 Slugger Chisholm L New Glasgow WIN
Points
1971-07-01 Terry Downey LLLL Halifax
1971-06-24 Al Gouveau Moncton WIN
KO
1970-09-24 Mickey McEachern DDWDLW York Centre Ballroom, Toronto WIN
Points
1970-09-03 Rick Clyke WDDDL Truro
1970-07-15 Gerry Burns WW Halifax LOST
KO
1970-06-23 Don Boulter WWWWW Summerside LOST
KO
1970-06-05 Walter Peanuts Arsenault LLLLLL Summerside LOST
KO
1970-05-30 Dennis Cochrane W New Glasgow LOST
KO
1970-05-27 Bob Beaver Dartmouth Skating Rink, Dartmouth WIN
Technical knockout
1970-05-16 Mickey McEachern W New Glasgow DRAW
Points
1969-10-12 Slugger Chisholm New Glasgow WIN
Points
1969-09-17 Joe McQueen Sydney LOST
Technical knockout
1969-08-27 Dick Julien Halifax LOST
1968-08-23 Dave Reddick Antigonish WIN
Points
1968-06-03 Kid Jackson New Glasgow WIN
Points
1967-07-14 Rick Clyke WD Truro DRAW
Points
1967-06-12 Larry Reddick WIN
Points