Adonis Terry’s second no-no, 127 years ago today

Brooklyn’s Adonis Terry threw the second of his two no-hitters, 127 years ago today.

Terry on Sunday, May 27, 1888 no-hit Lousville at Brooklyn’s Ridgewood Park to give the
Bridegrooms a 4-0 win over the Colonels.

His first no-no came on Saturday, July 24, 1886, when he no-hit the St. Louis Browns for a 1-0 win at the Brooklyn Grays’ new home of Washington Park.

Haddix’s 12 perfect innings, 56 years ago today

Today is the 56th anniversary of baseball’s greatest pitching performance.

On May 26, 1959, in Harvey Haddix’s first season with the Pirates, the Medway, Ohio southpaw retired 36 Milwaukee Braves batters for a perfect game through 12 innings, but his team couldn’t score. Haddix lost the perfect game when Don Hoak threw a routine grounder in the dirt, then lost the no-hitter and the game when Joe Adcock launched a ball over the right-center field fence.

Haddix was later immortalized by The Baseball Project, which sang, “Why don’t we add ‘ol Harvey to the list?”

Happy birthday to Grant ‘Stoney’ McGlynn

Happy birthday to the St. Louis Cardinals Grant “Stoney” McGlynn, who threw a 7-inning darkness-shortened no-hitter in 1906.

McGlynn, who was born on this day in 1872, no-hit the Brooklyn Superbas at Brooklyn’s Washington Park for seven innings during the nightcap of a September 24, 1906 doubleheader before the 1-1 game was called due to darkness.

Johnson’s perfecto, 11 years ago today

Randy Johnson threw the majors’ 17th perfect game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter, 11 years ago today.

On Tuesday, May 18, 2004, the 40-year-old Johnson retired all of the 27 Atlanta Braves batters he faced at Turner Field for a 2-0 victory to become the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game.

It was Johnson’s second no-hitter. His first back in 1990 was the Seattle Mariners’ first no-no.

Shelby Miller falls one out shy of 2015’s first no-no

The Atlanta Braves’ Shelby Miller came just one out from throwing the first no-hitter of the 2015 season on Sunday, holding the Miami Marlins hitless through 8 2/3 innings at Marlins Park.

Miller struck out four and walked just one as he sough to throw the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves’ 15th no-hitter in franchise history. Justin Bour broke up the no-no with a single up the middle. Miller ended the game with a complete game, 2-hit 6-0 shutout.

The last Braves pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Kent Mercker, who blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Friday, April 8, 1994

The last time the Marlins were no-hit was on the final day of the 2014 season. The Washington Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann threw that one.

Here are the deepest near no-nos of the 2015 season (minimum six innings):


Shelby Miller
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, May 17, 2015
Spoiler: Spoiler: Justin Boer, single up the middle with one out in the ninth
Atlanta Braves 6, Miami Marlins 0
Marlins Park (Miami)


Trevor Bauer (6 inn)
Kyle Crockett (1 inn)
Scott Atchinson (1 inn)
Nick Hagadome (⅓ inn)
Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Thursday, April 9, 2015
Spoiler: Jed Lowrie, homer to left-center with one out in the ninth
Cleveland Indians 5, Houston Astros 0
Minute Maid Park (Houston)


Chris Young (5 inn)
Ryan Madson (2 inn)
Kelvin Herrera (0 inn)
Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, May 1, 2015
Spoiler: Nick Castellanos, single to left with nobody out in the eighth inning
Kansas City Royals 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City)


Sonny Gray
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, April 6, 2015 (Opening Day)
Spoiler: Ryan Rua, single to right with nobody out in the eighth inning
Oakland Athletics 8, Texas Rangers 0 Coliseum (Oakland)


Corey Kluber
  Cleveland Indians (AL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Spoiler: Jhonny peralta, two-out single to left in the seventh inning
Cleveland Indians 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Progressive Field (Cleveland)


Garrett Richards
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Sunday, May 10, 2015
Spoiler: Jason Castro, one-out single to left in the seventh inning
Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)


Madison Bumgarner
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Monday, May 4, 2015
Spoiler: Justin Upton, leadoff single to left in the seventh inning
San Francisco Giants 2, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)

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