#9, the Philadelphia Phillies

The NoNoHitters 30The Philadelphia Phillies franchise, which began play in the National League in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers, has 12 no-hitters over its history to take the No. 9 position on our NoNoHitters 30 list. (Note: The team also tried to take on a new moniker of the Blue Jays in the 1940s, but it never caught on.)

Terry Mulholland jersey in the Hall of Fame's no-no exhibit.
Terry Mulholland jersey in the Hall of Fame’s no-no exhibit.
The Phillies experienced the longest no-hitter drought in major league history, with the team being void of a no-no for 58 years, 1 month, 18 days between 1906 and 1964. The 8,945-game-long streak began on May 3, 1906, one game after Phillies’ southpaw Johnny Lush threw a 6-0 no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas. It ended on June 21, 1964, when Jim Bunning threw a 6-0 perfect game against the New York Mets during a Father’s Day doubleheader at Shea Stadium.

Roy Halladay, who already threw one no-hitter in 2010, made history when he threw the first postseason no-hitter since Don Larsen’s World Series perfect game in 1956. Halladay blanked the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in the Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series on October 6, 2010.

Here are the Philadelphia Phillies no-hitters:

1 Charlie Ferguson
  Philadelphia Quakers (NL)
  Saturday, August 29, 1885
Philadelphia Quakers 1, Providence Grays 0
Recreation Park (Philadelphia)
2 Frank "Red" Donahue
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Friday, July 8, 1898
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Boston Beaneaters 0
National League Park (Philadelphia)
3 Chick Fraser
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Friday, September 18, 1903 (Second game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Phillies 10, Chicago Cubs 0
West Side Park (Chicago)
4 Johnny Lush
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Tuesday, May 1, 1906
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Brooklyn Superbas 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
5 Jim Bunning
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Sunday, June 21, 1964 (First game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Mets 0
Shea Stadium (Flushing)
(Perfect game, his second of two no-hitters; it ended a 58-year, 1-month, 18-day no-hitter drought for the Phillies, still the longest team drought for any franchise.)
6 Rick Wise
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Wednesday, June 23, 1971
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
7 Terry Mulholland
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Wednesday, August 15, 1990
Philadelphia Phillies 6, San Francisco Giants 0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)
8 Tommy Greene
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Thursday, May 23, 1991
Philadelphia Phillies 2, Montreal Expos 0
Olympic Stadium (Montreal)
9 Kevin Millwood
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Sunday, April 27, 2003
Philadelphia Phillies 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)
10 Roy Halladay
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Saturday, May 29, 2010
Philadelphia Phillies 1, Florida Marlins 0
Sun Life Stadium (Miami)
(Perfect game, his first of two no-hitters)
11 Roy Halladay
  Philadelphia Phillies (NLDS Game 1)
  Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
(His second of two no-hitters in Game 1 of NLDS; the second postseason no-hitter in MLB history.)
12 Cole Hamels (6 inn.)
Jake Diekman (1 inn.)
Ken Giles (1 inn.)
Jonathan Papelbon (1 inn.)
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Monday, September 1, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)

Here’s our list so far from 9 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

Happy birthday to Ed Cushman, threw 1884 no-no for Brewers

Celebrating a no-no birthday today is Ed Cushman, who threw a no-hitter for the Milwaukee Brewers of the Union Association on September 28, 1884.

Cushman blanked the Washington Nationals 5-0 that day at Milwaukee’s Wright Street Grounds. Cushman was born 163 years ago today.

Happy birthday to no-no throwers Lavender, Warren

Before the day ends, a quick note of birthday wishes to two no-hitter throwers – the Chicago Cubs’ Jimmy Lavender and the Oakland Athletics’ Mike Warren.

Lavender, born on this date in 1884, tossed his no-no against the New York Giants in the first game of an August 31, 1915 doubleheader at the Polo Grounds.

Warren, who turns 54 today, threw his against the Chicago White Sox at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum on September 29, 1983.

#10, the Oakland Athletics

The NoNoHitters 30The Oakland Athletics, an American League franchise which began in Philadelphia but later moved to Kansas City and then Oakland, has 11 no-hitters over its history. That gives the team the No. 10 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 list.

Chief Bender threw the Philadelphia Athletics' second no-hitter in 1905.
Chief Bender threw the Philadelphia Athletics’ second no-hitter in 1910.
Weldon Henley threw the Philadelphia Athletics’ first no-hitter in 1905. No one has had two no-hitters for the A’s, although Vida Blue threw one as part of a tandem and also threw his own.

The team failed to notch and no-hitters during its 12-year stop in Kansas City, going 21 years without a no-no between 1947 and 1968. Jim "Catfish" Hunter and Dallas Braden each threw perfect games for the Oakland Athletics.

Here are the Athletics’ no-hitters:

1 Weldon Henley
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Saturday, July 22, 1905 (First game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Athletics 6, St. Louis Browns 0
Robison Field (St. Louis)
2 Charles "Chief" Bender
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Thursday, May 12, 1910
Philadelphia Athletics 4, Cleveland Naps 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
3 Joe Bush
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Saturday, August 26, 1916
Philadelphia Athletics 5, Cleveland Indians 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
4 Dick Fowler
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Sunday, September 9, 1945 (Second game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Athletics 1, St. Louis Browns 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
5 Bill McCahan
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Wednesday, September 3, 1947
Philadelphia Athletics 3, Washington Senators 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
6 Jim "Catfish" Hunter
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Wednesday, May 8, 1968
Oakland Athletics 4, Minnesota Twins 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
(Perfect game)
7 Vida Blue
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Monday, September 21, 1970
Oakland Athletics 6, Minnesota Twins 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
8 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.)
9 Mike Warren
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Thursday, September 29, 1983
Oakland Athletics 3, Chicago White Sox 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
10 Dave Stewart
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Friday, June 29, 1990
Oakland Athletics 5, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Skydome (Toronto)
(With Valenzuela’s no hitter below, second time two have been thrown on same day.)
11 Dallas Braden
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Sunday, May 9, 2010
Oakland Athletics 4, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 10 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

Don’t miss a no-no

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No-hitter Alerts lets you set a different inning for teams you care about, so if I happen to be missing a Mets or Padres game on a particular night I get a heads up in the fifth, while other teams are set to the seventh.

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#11, the New York Yankees

The NoNoHitters 30The New York Yankees, the world’s most storied sports franchise, have tossed 11 no-hitters over the team’s history dating back to 1901, putting the team at No. 11 on our NoNoHitters 30 list. The Yankees’ most famous no-no, of course, is Don Larsen’s perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

George Mogridge threw the New York Yankees' first no-hitter in 1917, a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
George Mogridge threw the New York Yankees’ first no-hitter in 1917, a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees franchise actually began in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, spending two years in Maryland before relocating to north Manhattan’s Hilltop Park as the New York Highlanders. The nickname Yankees, which had started appearing in newspaper columns, was officially adopted in 1913.

Allie Reynolds is the only Yankees pitcher to throw two no-hitters, and both came during the 1951 season. David Wells and David Cone also threw perfect games for the Yanks.

Here are the New York Yankees no-hitters.

1 George Mogridge
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, April 24, 1917
New York Yankees 2, Boston Red Sox 1
Fenway Park (Boston)
2 "Sad" Sam Jones
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1923
New York Yankees 2, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
(Jones becomes the first MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
3 Monte Pearson
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Saturday, August 27, 1938 (Second game of doubleheader)
New York Yankees 13, Cleveland Indians 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
4 Allie Reynolds
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Thursday, July 12, 1951
New York Yankees 1, Cleveland Indians 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(His first of two no-hitters)
5 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)
6 Don Larsen
  New York Yankees (WS Game 5)
  Monday, October 8, 1956
New York Yankees 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game in Game 5 of 1956 World Series)
7 Dave Righetti
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Monday, July 4, 1983
New York Yankees 4, Boston Red Sox 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
8 Jim Abbott
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Saturday, September 4, 1993
New York Yankees 4, Cleveland Indians 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
9 Dwight "Doc" Gooden
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, May 14, 1996
New York Yankees 2, Seattle Mariners 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
10 David Wells
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Sunday, May 17, 1998
New York Yankees 4, Minnesota Twins 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game)
11 David Cone
  New York Yankees (AL team in IL game)
  Sunday, July 18, 1999
New York Yankees 6, Montreal Expos 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 11 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

Happy birthday to Wilson Alvarez, threw no-no in 2nd start

Wishing a happy 45th birthday to Wilson Alvarez, who threw a no-hitter for the 1991 Chicago White Sox in just his second major league start.

Alvarez, a 6-foot-1 lefty from Maracaibo, Venezuela, no-hit the Baltimore Orioles on August 11, 1991, walking five and striking out seven.

His outing at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium went considerable better than his major league debut, in which he left the game after facing five batters without getting a single out. On July 24, 1989 as a member of the Texas Rangers, Alvarez yielded a leadoff single to Junior Felix and then served up back-to-back homers to Tony Fernandez and Kelly Gruber. Bobby Valentine pulled Alvarez after the southpaw followed the homers by issuing bases on balls to George Bell and Fred McGriff.

Alvarez went on to carve out a 14-year career, posting a 102-92 record with a 3.96 ERA. He retired in 2005 as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

#12, the Houston Astros

The NoNoHitters 30The Houston Astros franchise, which joined the National League as an expansion franchise in 1962 under the name Houston Colt .45’s, have 11 no-hitters over the team’s history. That No. 12 ranking is pretty impressive, considering several franchises that have been around much longer haven’t reached that mark.

astroscoltsjerseysIn one of the oddest no-hitters in major league history, the Astros’ Ken Johnson no-hit the Cincinnati Reds in 1964 but lost the game 1-0 due to errors. Johnson remains the only single pitcher to lose a nine-inning no-hitter.

The Astros also set the record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter (six), although the mark has since been tied.

Here are the Houston Astros’ no-hitters:

1 Don Nottebart
  HOUSTON COLT .45’s (NL)
  Friday, May 17, 1963
Houston Colt .45s 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Colt Stadium (Houston)
(Mets’ expansion partner gets first no hitter early in second season; the Mets would have to wait 49 more years.)
2 Ken Johnson
  HOUSTON COLT .45’s (NL)
  Thursday, April 23, 1964
Cincinnati Reds 1, Houston Colt .45s 0 (a loss)
Colt Stadium (Houston)
3 Don Wilson
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Sunday, June 18, 1967
Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(His first of two no-hitters)
4 Don Wilson
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Thursday, May 1, 1969
Houston Astros 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)
5 Larry Dierker
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Friday, July 9, 1976
Houston Astros 6, Montreal Expos 0
Astrodome (Houston)
6 Ken Forsch
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Saturday, April 7, 1979
Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(Ken and Bob Forsch become the first brothers to pitch MLB no-hitters.)
7 Nolan Ryan
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Saturday, September 26, 1981
Houston Astros 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(His fifth of seven no-hitters, setting a new major league record with one more than Sandy Koufax.)
8 Mike Scott
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Thursday, September 25, 1986
Houston Astros 2, San Francisco Giants 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(Game clinches National Leauge West division for Astros.)
10 Darryl Kile
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Wednesday, September 8, 1993
Houston Astros 7, New York Mets 1
Astrodome (Houston)
11 Roy Oswalt (1 inn.)
Peter Munro (2 2/3 inn.)
Kirk Saarloos (1 1/3 inn.)
Brad Lidge (2 inn.)
Octavio Dotel (1 inn.)
Billy Wagner (1 inn.)
  Houston Astros (NL team in IL game)
  Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Houston Astros 8, New York Yankees 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Most pitchers used in a no hitter in MLB history.)

Here’s our list so far from 12 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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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#13, the Los Angeles Angels

The NoNoHitters 30Pitchers for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise, which has also played under the names of the California Angels and the Anaheim Angels, have thrown 10 no-hitters since the team joined the American League in 1961.

73angleshomefrontThe first was thrown by Bo Belinsky, a rookie thrust into Hollywood stardom whose career fizzled out. Nolan Ryan, who threw seven no-hitters over his 27-year Hall of Fame career, tossed four of his no-nos with the Angels. Mike Witt threw his own no-hitter for the Halos and also finished out one for Mark Langston with two innings of no-hit ball.

Here are the Angels’ no-hitters:

1 Bo Belinsky
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Saturday, May 5, 1962
Los Angeles Angels 2, Baltimore Orioles 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
2 Clyde Wright
  California Angels (AL)
  Friday, July 3, 1970
California Angels 4, Oakland Athletics 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
3 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Tuesday, May 15, 1973
California Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)
(His first of seven no-hitters)
4 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Sunday, July 15, 1973
California Angels 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
(His second of seven no-hitters)
5 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Saturday, September 28, 1974
California Angels 4, Minnesota Twins 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
(His third of seven no-hitters)
6 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Sunday, June 1, 1975
California Angels 1, Baltimore Orioles 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
(His fourth of seven no-hitters tying Sandy Koufax for most career no-hitters. Ryan would throw his fifth in 1981 and add two more to retire with seven.)
7 Mike Witt
  California Angels (AL)
  Sunday, September 30, 1984
California Angels 1, Texas Rangers 0
Arlington Stadium (Texas)
(Perfect game on final game of season.)
8 Mark Langston (7 inn.)
Mike Witt (2 inn.)
  California Angels (AL)
  Wednesday, April 11, 1990
California Angels 1, Seattle Mariners 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
(Witt participates in a multiple pitcher no-hitter after throwing his own on Sept. 30, 1984.)
9 Ervin Santana
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Los Angeles Angels 3, Cleveland Indians 1
Jacobs Field (Cleveland)
10 Jered Weaver
  Los Angeles Angels (AL)
  Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Los Angeles Angels 9, Minnesota Twins 0
Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim)

Here’s our list so far from 13 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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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Happy birthday to no-no pitcher Mark Buehrle

buehrle photo
Photo by The People’s Tribune
A happy 36th birthday to Mark Buehrle, who threw a no-hitter and a perfect game for the Chicago White Sox.

On April 18, 2007, Buehrle no-hit the Texas Rangers for a 6-0 victory at U.S. Cellular Field while facing the minimum 27 batters. Buehrle had picked off Sammy Sosa from first after the designated hitter drew a fifth inning walk.

Then on July 23, 2009, the 6-foot-2 southpaw threw a perfect game at home against the Tampa Bay Rays for a 5-0 win. That game actually marked the third time that Buehrle faced the minimum 27 batters for a complete-game victory, and he is the only major league pitcher to accomplish that feat.

Buehrle’s lesser-known 27-up, 27-down performance was on July 21, 2004, when he threw a two-hit, 14-0 complete game against the Cleveland Indians. Buehrle was perfect through 6⅓ until Omar Vizquel singled with one out in the seventh. Vizquel was retired when Matt Lawton grounded into an inning-ending double play. The next inning, pinch-hitter Tim Laker led off with a single, but Casey Blake doubled him up. Buehrle completed the effort, throwing just 90 pitches (67 for strikes).

Baseball-Reference.com’s Play Index shows 33 games in which a starter threw a complete game, faced the minimum 27 batters yet gave up at least one hit. Sixteen were one-hitters, 10 were two-hitters and six were three-hitters. Only John Candalaria has accomplished this rare feat while yielding four hits.

Buehrle now pitches for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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