6 near no-nos in 5 days? History suggests one may break through tonight

September-28calIn the past five days, six pitchers have reached the fifth inning or later with a no-hitter intact. History tells us that there’s a good chance one will go even deeper tonight.

September 28 is one of four dates sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are April 27, May 15 and September 20. The date pulled into a four-way tie on the final game of the 2014 season, when the Washington Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann no-hit the Miami Marlins.

Here are the no-hitters thrown on September 28:

17 of 293 Ed Cushman
  Milwaukee Brewers (UA)
  Sunday, September 28, 1884
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Washington Nationals 0
Wright Street Grounds (Milwaukee)
126 of 293 Allie Reynolds
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Friday, September 28, 1951 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Yankees 8, Boston Red Sox 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of two no-hitters)
191 of 293 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Saturday, September 28, 1974
California Angels 4, Minnesota Twins 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
(His third of seven no-hitters)
194 of 293 Vida Blue (5 inn.)
Glenn Abbott (1 inn.)
Paul Lindblad (1 inn.)
Rollie Fingers (2 inn.)
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Sunday, September 28, 1975
Oakland Athletics 5, California Angels 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
(Final game of season. Blue participates in a multiple pitcher no-hitter after throwing his own on Sept. 21, 1970.)
279 of 293 Homer Bailey
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, September 28, 2012
Cincinnati Reds 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
PNC Park (Pittsburgh)
(His first of two no-hitters)
287 of 293 Jordan Zimmermann
  Washington Nationals (NL)
  Sunday, September 28, 2014
Washington Nationals 1, Miami Marlins 0
Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
(Zimmermann throws first no-no for the Nationals after the team’s move from Montreal.)