Welcome to the new nonohitters.com, which is shifting its focus from the Mets’ streak that ended in 2012 to one owned by the only team in Major League Baseball without a no-no – The San Diego Padres.
If you’re a Mets fan, don’t worry. You can still find all of the historical Mets content at mets.nonohitters.com.
But historical content is just that – history – and it was time to bring this site into to the present (though with a ’70s retro look). The circa-1962 Mets had a seven-year jump on the circa-1969 Padres, so The Friars have nearly 1,000 games to surpass the Mets drought of 8,019 games. And then there’s the Philadelphia Phillies, who went 58 years, 1 month and 18 days without a no-no. The 8,945-game-long Phillies began on May 3, 1906, one game after southpaw Johnny Lush threw a 6-0 no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas, and lasted until June 21, 1964, when Jim Bunning threw a 6-0 perfect game against the Mets during a Father’s Day doubleheader at Shea.