#7, the Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves

The NoNoHitters 30The Braves’ franchise, which began in Boston under a variety of early nicknames before settling on the Braves, spent 12 years in Milwaukee before landing at its present home of Atlanta.

"Salida" Tom Hughes threw a no-hitter for Boston in 1916.
“Salida” Tom Hughes threw a no-hitter for Boston in 1916.
The franchise notched its first seven no-hitters in Boston, threw four in Milwaukee and have three to date in Atlanta. Warren Spahn is the only Braves pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter for the franchise, although Kent Mercker threw six innings of a combined no-no in 1991 and then notched his own in 1994.

Here’s the full list of the 14 no-hitters thrown by the Braves:

1 Jack Stivetts
  Boston Beaneaters (NL)
  Saturday, August 6, 1892
Boston Beaneaters 11, Brooklyn Grooms 0
Eastern Park (Brooklyn)
2 Vic Willis
  Boston Beaneaters (NL)
  Monday, August 7, 1899
Boston Beaneaters 7, Washington Senators 1
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
(There’s some doubt if this game truly was a no hitter, but it’s officially recognized as one.)
3 Frank "Big Jeff" Pfeffer
  Boston Doves (NL)
  Wednesday, May 8, 1907
Boston Doves 6, Cincinnati Reds 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
4 George Davis
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Wednesday, September 9, 1914 (Second game of doubleheader)
Boston Braves 7, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
5 "Salida" Tom Hughes
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Friday, June 16, 1916
Boston Braves 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Braves Field (Boston)
6 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
7 Vern Bickford
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Friday, August 11, 1950
Boston Braves 7, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
8 Jim Wilson
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Sunday, June 12, 1954
Milwaukee Braves 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
9 Lew Burdette
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Thursday, August 18, 1960
Milwaukee Braves 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
10 Warren Spahn
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Friday, September 16, 1960
Milwaukee Braves 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His first of two no-hitters)
11 Warren Spahn
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Friday, April 28, 1961
Milwaukee Braves 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His second of two no-hitters)
12 Phil Niekro
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, August 5, 1973
Atlanta Braves 9, San Diego Padres 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
13 Kent Mercker (6 inn.)
Mark Wohlers (2 inn.)
Alejandro Pena (1 inn.)
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Wednesday, September 11, 1991
Atlanta Braves 1, San Diego Padres 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
14 Kent Mercker
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Friday, April 8, 1994
Atlanta Braves 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Here’s our list so far from 7 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


14 Atlanta Braves
  (Boston Red Caps/Boston Beaneaters/Boston Doves/Boston Rustlers/Boston Bees/Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)
13 Chicago Cubs
  (Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts/Chicago Orphans)
12 Philadelphia Phillies
  (Philadelphia Quakers)
11 Oakland Athletics
  (Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics)
11 New York Yankees
  (New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles)
11 Houston Astros
  (Houston Colt .45’s)
10 Los Angeles Angels
  (California Angels/Anaheim Angels)
10 St. Louis Cardinals
  (St. Louis Browns/St. Louis Perfectos)
9 Baltimore Orioles
  (Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns)
7 Minnesota Twins
  (Washington Senators)
7 Detroit Tigers
6 Pittsburgh Pirates
  (Pittsburgh Alleghenys)
5 Texas Rangers
5 Miami Marlins
5 Washington Nationals
4 Kansas City Royals
4 Seattle Mariners
2 Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Milwaukee Brewers
1 Toronto Blue Jays
1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
  (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres
 

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