Category Archives: The NoNoHitters 30

#1, the Los Angeles Dodgers

The NoNoHitters 30The Los Angeles Dodgers, who debuted in the American Association in 1884 as the Brooklyn Atlantics, have thrown 25 no-hitters throughout the franchise’s history – seven more than the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox. That gives the team the top spot in our NoNoHitters 30 countdown as we finally reach Opening Day 2015.

Adonis Terry, who threw Brooklyn's second and third no-hitters.
Adonis Terry, who threw Brooklyn’s second and third no-hitters.
The team has undergone a series of name changes throughout the years to the Brooklyn Grays, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, the Brooklyn Grooms, the Brooklyn Superbas, the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers and the Brooklyn Robins before finally settling on the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1932 season. The team moved to California in 1958 and has been known as the Los Angeles Dodgers ever since.

The great Sandy Koufax tops the Dodgers’ no-hitter list with 4 no-nos, second only in the major leagues to Nolan Ryan’s seven no-hitters. The fourth of Koufax’s no-hitters was a perfect game.

Here is the list of no-hitters thrown by Dodgers’ pitchers:

1 Sam Kimber
  Brooklyn Atlantics (AA)
  Saturday, October 4, 1884
Brooklyn Atlantics 0, Toledo Blue Stockings 0 (10 innings)
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
(This game is classified as a 10-inning no-hitter despite ending in a 0-0 tie.)
2 Adonis Terry
  Brooklyn Grays (AA)
  Saturday, July 24, 1886
Brooklyn Grays 1, St. Louis Browns 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 Adonis Terry
  Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA)
  Sunday, May 27, 1888
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 4, Louisville Colonels 0
Ridgewood Park (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters)
4 Tom Lovett
  Brooklyn Grooms (NL)
  Monday, June 22, 1891
Brooklyn Grooms 4, New York Giants 0
Eastern Park (Brooklyn)
5 Mal Eason
  Brooklyn Superbas (NL)
  Friday, July 20, 1906
Brooklyn Superbas 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Robison Field (St. Louis)
6 George Napoleon "Nap" Rucker
  Brooklyn Superbas (NL)
  Saturday, September 5, 1908 (Second game of doubleheader)
Brooklyn Superbas 6, Boston Doves 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
7 Charles "Dazzy" Vance
  Brooklyn Robins (NL)
  Sunday, September 13, 1925 (First game of doubleheader)
Brooklyn Robins 10, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
8 James "Tex" Carleton
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, April 30, 1940
Brooklyn Dodgers 3, Cincinnati Reds 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
9 Ed Head
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, April 23, 1946
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Boston Braves 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
10 Rex Barney
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, September 9, 1948
Brooklyn Dodgers 2, New York Giants 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
11 Carl Erskine
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, June 19, 1952
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His first of two no-hitters)
12 Carl Erskine
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Saturday, May 12, 1956
Brooklyn Dodgers 3, New York Giants 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters)
13 Sal Maglie
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, September 25, 1956
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
14 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Saturday, June 30, 1962
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, New York Mets 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(His first of four no-hitters)
15 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Saturday, May 11, 1963
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Francisco Giants 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(His second of four no-hitters)
16 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, June 4, 1964
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Connie Mack Stadium (Philadelphia)
(His third of four no-hitters, tying Larry Corcoran, Cy Young and Bob Feller.. Koufax would throw a fourth no-no to break the record in 1965.)
17 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, September 9, 1965
Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Chicago Cubs 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(Perfect game, his fourth of four no-hitters setting a new major league record, breaking the previous mark of three shared between him, Larry Corcoran, Cy Young and Bob Feller. The record would be tied by Nolan Ryan in 1975 and broken in 1981.)
18 Bill Singer
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Monday, July 20, 1970
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
19 Jerry Reuss
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Friday, June 27, 1980
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Francisco Giants 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
20 Fernando Valenzuela
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Friday, June 29, 1990
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(With Stewart’s no hitter above, second time two have been thrown on same day.)
21 Kevin Gross
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Monday, August 17, 1992
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Francisco Giants 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
22 Ramon Martinez
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Friday, July 14, 1995
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Florida Marlins 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
23 Hideo Nomo
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, September 17, 1996
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Colorado Rockies 0
Coors Field (Denver)
(His first of two no-hitters)
24 Josh Beckett
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Sunday, May 25, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
25 Clayton Kershaw
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Colorado Rockies 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Here’s our full list from 1 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


25 Los Angeles Dodgers
  (Brooklyn Atlantics/Brooklyn Grays/Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Brooklyn Grooms/Brooklyn Superbas/Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers/Brooklyn Robins/Brooklyn Dodgers)
18 Boston Red Sox
  (Boston Americans)
18 Chicago White Sox
  (Chicago White Stockings)
16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
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
 

Top of post photo from The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

#2, the Boston Red Sox

The NoNoHitters 30The Boston Red Sox, No. 2 on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown, have thrown 18 no-hitters during the franchise’s history, with the first three coming under the somewhat generic moniker of the Boston Americans. The nickname differentiated the team from its National League counterpart, the Boston Beaneaters.

Cy Young baseball card
Cy Young baseball card
Some sportswriters in the day also referred to the team as the “Pilgrims” before the franchise officially adopted the Red Sox name and logo for the 1908 season.

Cy Young, who won 511 games during his career, threw two of his three no-hitters for the Red Sox, including one a 1904 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics.

Here are the Red Sox no-hitters:

1 Cy Young
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Thursday, May 5, 1904
Boston Americans 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
(Perfect game; his second of three no-hitters)
2 Jesse Tannehill
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Wednesday, August 17, 1904
Boston Americans 6, Chicago White Sox 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
3 Bill Dinneen
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Wednesday, September 27, 1905 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Americans 2, Chicago White Sox 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
4 Cy Young
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 30, 1908
Boston Red Sox 8, New York Highlanders 0
Hilltop Park (New York)
(His third of three no-hitters, tying Larry Corcoran – a record that would be tied once more but not broken until 1965 by Sandy Koufax.)
5 "Smokey" Joe Wood
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, July 29, 1911 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Red Sox 5, St. Louis Browns 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
6 George "Rube" Foster
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, June 21, 1916
Boston Red Sox 2, New York Yankees 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
7 Hubert "Dutch" Leonard
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, August 30, 1916
Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Browns 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(His first of two no-hitters)
8 Babe Ruth (0 inn.)
Ernie Shore (9 inn.)
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, June 23, 1917 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Red Sox 4, Washington Senators 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(First no-hitter to feature more than one pitcher. Ruth was ejected for arguing with and punching the ump after walking lead-off batter Ray Morgan. Shore was called in and Morgan was thrown out trying to steal second. Shore then retired the next 26 batters for the “imperfect game.”)
9 Hubert "Dutch" Leonard
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, June 3, 1918
Boston Red Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
(His second of two no-hitters)
10 Howard Ehmke
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 7, 1923
Boston Red Sox 4, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
11 Mel Parnell
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, July 14, 1956
Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
12 Earl Wilson
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 26, 1962
Boston Red Sox 2, Los Angeles Angels 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
13 Bill Monbouquette
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, August 1, 1962
Boston Red Sox 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
14 Dave Morehead
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Thursday, September 16, 1965
Boston Red Sox 2, Cleveland Indians 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
15 Hideo Nomo
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Boston Red Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 0
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)
(His second of two no-hitters)
16 Derek Lowe
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 2002
Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
17 Clay Buchholz
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, September 1, 2007
Boston Red Sox 10, Baltimore Orioles 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
18 Jon Lester
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, May 19, 2008
Boston Red Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(The Red Sox’ Jason Varitek catches his fourth no hitter, a new Major League record.)

Here’s our list so far from 2 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


18 Boston Red Sox
  (Boston Americans)
18 Chicago White Sox
  (Chicago White Stockings)
16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
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
 

#3, the Chicago White Sox

The NoNoHitters 30The Chicago White Sox have thrown 18 no-hitters during the franchise’s American League history beginning in 1901, giving the club the No. 3 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown with three days to go until Opening Day.

During the first few AL seasons, the ball club went by the name Chicago White Stockings, a nickname first used by the National League’s Cubs.

James 'Nixey' Callahan
James ‘Nixey’ Callahan
The American League club eventually adopted the shortened White Sox moniker used by local newspapers.

Callahan threw the team’s first no-no, and that Sept. 20, 1902, 3-0 blanking of the Detroit Tigers is also the American League’s inaugural no-hitter. Frank Smith and Mark Buehrle each threw two no-hitters for the Sox.

White Sox pitchers have tossed three perfect games, tying the franchise for tops in the majors with the New York Yankees.

Here is the full list of the Chicago White Sox no-hitters:

1 James "Nixey" Callahan
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, September 20, 1902 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit Tigers 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(First American League no hitter)
2 Frank Smith
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, September 6, 1905 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 15, Detroit Tigers 0
Bennett Park (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 Frank Smith
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, September 20, 1908
Chicago White Sox 1, Philadelphia Athletics 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(His second of two no-hitters)
4 Ed Walsh
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, August 27, 1911
Chicago White Sox 5, Boston Red Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
5 Joe Benz
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, May 31, 1914
Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland Naps 1
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
6 Eddie Cicotte
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 14, 1917
Chicago White Sox 11, St. Louis Browns 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)
7 Charlie Robertson
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, April 30, 1922
Chicago White Sox 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
(Perfect game)
8 Ted Lyons
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, August 21, 1926
Chicago White Sox 6, Boston Red Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
9 Vern Kennedy
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, August 31, 1935
Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland Indians 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
10 Bill Dietrich
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 1, 1937
Chicago White Sox 8, St. Louis Browns 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
11 Bob Keegan
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, August 20, 1957 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 6, Washington Senators 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
12 Joel "Joe" Horlen
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, September 10, 1967 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
13 John "Blue Moon" Odom (5 inn.)
Francisco Barrios (4 inn.)
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, July 28, 1976
Chicago White Sox 2, Oakland Athletics 1
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
14 Joe Cowley
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 19, 1986
Chicago White Sox 7, California Angels 1
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
15 Wilson Alvarez
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, August 11, 1991
Chicago White Sox 7, Baltimore Orioles 0
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
(Wilson throws a no-no in his second major league start.)
16 Mark Buehrle
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Chicago White Sox 6, Texas Rangers 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)
(His first of two no-hitters)
17 Mark Buehrle
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Thursday, July 23, 2009
Chicago White Sox 5, Tampa Bay Rays 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)
(Perfect game, Buehrle’s second no-no, and the third time he’s faced the minimum 27 batters.)
18 Philip Humber
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 21, 2012
Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle Mariners 0
Safeco Field (Seattle)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 3 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


18 Chicago White Sox
  (Chicago White Stockings)
16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
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
 

#4, the Cincinnati Reds

The NoNoHitters 30The Cincinnati Reds, No. 4 on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown have thrown 16 no-hitters during the team’s history dating back to the 1880s.

The team’s first no-hitter was thrown in 1892 by Bumpus Jones, who amazingly accomplished the feat in his first major league appearance.

Topping that accomplishment, Johnny Vander Meer threw no-hitters in back-to-back starts in 1938. Homer Bailey has also thrown two no-nos for the Reds. Tom Browning has the club’s only perfect game, thrown Sept. 16, 1988, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Here is the list of Cincinnati Reds no-hitters:

1 Charles "Bumpus" Jones
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Saturday, October 15, 1892
Cincinnati Reds 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
League Park (Cincinnati)
(His first Major League game)
2 Ted Breitenstein
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, April 22, 1898
Cincinnati Reds 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
League Park (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters; with Hughes’ no hitter below, first time two have been thrown on same day.)
3 Frank "Noodles" Hahn
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Thursday, July 12, 1900
Cincinnati Reds 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
League Park (Cincinnati)
4 Fred Toney
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, May 2, 1917
Cincinnati Reds 1, Chicago Cubs 0 (10 innings)
Weeghman Park (Chicago)
(10-inning no hitter; opposing pitcher Hippo Vaughn also threw a no hitter through nine innings – only time in major league history a game has had no hits through nine on both sides.)
5 Horace "Hod" Eller
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Sunday, May 11, 1919
Cincinnati Reds 6, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Redland Field (Cincinnati)
6 Johnny Vander Meer
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Saturday, June 11, 1938
Cincinnati Reds 3, Boston Bees 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(His first of two no-hitters; with no hitter below against Brooklyn, Vander Meer is the only pitcher to have thrown no-hitters in consecutive starts.)
7 Johnny Vander Meer
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, June 15, 1938
Cincinnati Reds 6, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters; with no hitter above against Boston, Vander Meer is the only pitcher to have thrown no-hitters in consecutive starts.)
8 Clyde Shoun
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, May 15, 1944
Cincinnati Reds 1, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
9 Ewell Blackwell
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, June 18, 1947
Cincinnati Reds 6, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(Blackwell, Vander Meer’s teammate, just misses duplicating his back-to-back no-nos in his next start.)
10 Jim Maloney
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Thursday, August 19, 1965 (First game of doubleheader)
Cincinnati Reds 1, Chicago Cubs 0 (10 innings)
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(His first of two no-hitters)
11 George Culver
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, July 29, 1968 (Second game of doubleheader)
Cincinnati Reds 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Connie Mack Stadium (Philadelphia)
12 Jim Maloney
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, April 30, 1969
Cincinnati Reds 10, Houston Astros 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)
13 Tom Seaver
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, June 16, 1978
Cincinnati Reds 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(Seaver took no-hitters into the ninth three times for the Mets. He finally reaches the finish line in a Reds uniform.)
14 Tom Browning
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, September 16, 1988
Cincinnati Reds 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(Perfect game)
15 Homer Bailey
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, September 28, 2012
Cincinnati Reds 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
PNC Park (Pittsburgh)
(His first of two no-hitters)
16 Homer Bailey
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Cincinnati Reds 3, San Francisco Giants 0
Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)

Here’s our list so far from 4 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
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
 

#5, San Francisco Giants

The NoNoHitters 30Just five short days until Opening Day, so we’ve hit No. 5 on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown – the San Francisco Giants.

Christy Mathewson card
Christy Mathewson baseball card
The Giants franchise, which began as the New York Gothams before becoming the New York Giants in 1895, moved to California in 1958 to become the San Francisco Giants. The franchise has 16 no-hitters during its history.

Amos Rusie threw the team’s first no-hitter in 1891, and Christy Mathewson (New York) and Tim Lincecum (San Francisco) are the only two Giants to throw two no-hitters each. Both of Lincecum’s have come against the San Diego Padres, making him the first major league pitcher to no-hit the same team twice since the Cleveland Naps’ Addie Joss did it in 1908 and 1910 against the Chicago White Sox.

Matt Cain threw the Giants’ only perfect game on June 13, 2012, against the Houston Astros.

Here is the full list of Giants no-hitters:

1 Amos Rusie
  New York Giants (NL)
  Friday, July 31, 1891
New York Giants 6, Brooklyn Grooms 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
2 Christy Mathewson
  New York Giants (NL)
  Monday, July 15, 1901
New York Giants 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Robison Field (St. Louis)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 Christy Mathewson
  New York Giants (NL)
  Tuesday, June 13, 1905
New York Giants 1, Chicago Cubs 0
West Side Park (Chicago)
(His second of two no-hitters)
4 George "Hooks" Wiltse
  New York Giants (NL)
  Saturday, July 4, 1908 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Giants 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (10 innings)
Polo Grounds (New York)
(Wiltse hit George McQuillen with a pitch in the ninth inning to kill the perfect game. He finished with a 10-inning no-hitte.r)
5 Jeff Tesreau
  New York Giants (NL)
  Friday, September 6, 1912 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Giants 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
National League Park (Philadelphia)
6 Richard "Rube" Marquard
  New York Giants (NL)
  Thursday, April 15, 1915
New York Giants 2, Brooklyn Robins 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
7 Jesse Barnes
  New York Giants (NL)
  Sunday, May 7, 1922
New York Giants 6, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
8 Carl Hubbell
  New York Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, May 8, 1929
New York Giants 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
9 Juan Marichal
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Saturday, June 15, 1963
San Francisco Giants 1, Houston Colt .45s 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
10 Gaylord Perry
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Tuesday, September 17, 1968
San Francisco Giants 1, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
11 Ed Halicki
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Sunday, August 24, 1975 (Second game of doubleheader)
San Francisco Giants 6, New York Mets 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
12 John Montefusco
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, September 29, 1976
San Francisco Giants 9, Atlanta Braves 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
13 Jonathan Sanchez
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Friday, July 10, 2009
San Francisco Giants 8, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
14 Matt Cain
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, June 13, 2012
San Francisco Giants 10, Houston Astros 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
(Perfect game)
15 Tim Lincecum
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Saturday, July 13, 2013
San Francisco Giants 9, San Diego Padres 0
Petco Park (San Diego)
(His first of two no-hitters; Lincecum becomes only pitcher since Addie Joss to no-hit the same team twice.)
16 Tim Lincecum
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
San Francisco Giants 4, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
(His second of two no-hitters)

Here’s our list so far from 5 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
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
 

#6, the Cleveland Indians

The NoNoHitters 30Cleveland Indians pitchers have thrown 14 no-hitters, which gives the club the No. 6 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown.

Cleveland was awarded one of the American League’s eight charter franchises in 1901 when the AL declared itself a competing major league, but the team wasn’t initially known as the Indians

Bob Feller's No 19 jersey
The Cleveland Indians in 1957 retired the number 19 to honor Bob Feller, who pitched three no-hitters.

The franchise, known as the Cleveland Bluebirds for its first two seasons, changed its name to the Cleveland Naps in 1903 after its star second baseman and eventual player/manager team Nap Lajoie. The franchise needed a new nickname when Lajoie was traded in 1915, and the team settled on the Cleveland Indians. Naps and Indians pitchers have thrown 14 no-hitters throughout the team’s history, including three by fastball ace Bob Feller.

Here they are:

1 Bob "Dusty" Rhoads
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  Friday, September 18, 1908
Cleveland Naps 2, Boston Red Sox 1
League Park (Cleveland)
2 Addie Joss
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  Friday, October 2, 1908
Cleveland Naps 1, Chicago White Sox 0
League Park (Cleveland)
(Perfect game, his first of two no-hitters)
3 Addie Joss
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  Wednesday, April 20, 1910
Cleveland Naps 1, Chicago White Sox 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(His second of two no-hitters; first major league pitcher to no-hit the same team twice. Tim Lincecum would duplicate the feat in 2013 and 2014.)
4 Ray Caldwell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, September 10, 1919 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 3, New York Yankees 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
5 Wes Ferrell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, April 29, 1931
Cleveland Indians 9, St. Louis Browns 0
League Park (Cleveland)
6 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Tuesday, April 16, 1940
Cleveland Indians 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
(His first of three no-hitters, baseball’s first and only opening-day no-no.)
7 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Tuesday, April 30, 1946
Cleveland Indians 1, New York Yankees 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of three no-hitters)
8 Don Black
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Thursday, July 10, 1947 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
9 Bob Lemon
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, June 30, 1948
Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Briggs Stadium (Detroit)
10 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Sunday, July 1, 1951 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 1
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(His third of three no-hitters, tying Larry Corcoran and Cy Young – a record that would be broken by Sandy Koufax in 1965.)
11 Sonny Siebert
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, June 10, 1966
Cleveland Indians 2, Washington Senators 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
12 Dick Bosman
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, July 19, 1974
Cleveland Indians 4, Oakland Athletics 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
13 Dennis Eckersley
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Monday, May 30, 1977
Cleveland Indians 1, California Angels 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
14 Len Barker
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, May 15, 1981
Cleveland Indians 3, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 6 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
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
 

#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
 

#8, the Chicago Cubs

The NoNoHitters 30The Chicago Cubs franchise, No. 8 on our NoNoHitters 30 list, has 13 no-hitters over its storied history. The team began play in the 1870s under the name Chicago White Stockings and also played under the nicknames of Colts and Orphans before settling on the Cubs in 1903.

Larry Corcoran has three of the club’s no-hitters, and Ken Holtzman threw a pair for the Cubs in the late 1960s, early ’70s.

Harry Carey statue outside Wrigley Field.
Harry Carey statue outside Wrigley Field.
The Cubs’ most recent no-no, Carlos Zambrano’s September 14, 2008 blanking of the Houston Astros, was thrown at the neutral site of Miller Park in Milwaukee, as the Astros were forced to move their home game because of Hurricane Ike.

Milt Pappas had a perfect game threw 26 batters but lost it on a ninth-inning, two out walk. He got the final out to complete his no-hitter.

Here are the Cubs’ no-hitters:

1 Larry Corcoran
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Thursday, August 19, 1880
Chicago White Stockings 6, Boston Red Caps 0
Lake Front Park (Chicago)
(His first of three no-hitters)
2 Larry Corcoran
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Wednesday, September 20, 1882
Chicago White Stockings 5, Worcester Ruby Legs 0
Lake Front Park (Chicago)
(His second of three no-hitters)
3 Larry Corcoran
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Friday, June 27, 1884
Chicago White Stockings 6, Providence Grays 0
Lake Front Park (Chicago)
(His third of three no-hitters)
4 John Clarkson
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Monday, July 27, 1885
Chicago White Stockings 4, Providence Grays 0
Messer Street Grounds (Providence)
5 Walter Thornton
  Chicago Orphans (NL)
  Sunday, August 21, 1898 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago Orphans 2, Brooklyn Bridegrooms 0
West Side Park (Chicago)
6 Jimmy Lavender
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Tuesday, August 31, 1915 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago Cubs 2, New York Giants 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
7 "Toothpick" Sam Jones
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Thursday, May 12, 1955
Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(Jones becomes the first African-American pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in the integrated majors.)
8 Don Cardwell
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, May 15, 1960 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
9 Ken Holtzman
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Tuesday, August 19, 1969
Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta Braves 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(His first of two no-hitters; Holtzman becomes the second MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
10 Ken Holtzman
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Thursday, June 3, 1971
Chicago Cubs 1, Cincinnati Reds 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)
11 Burt Hooton
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, April 16, 1972
Chicago Cubs 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
12 Milt Pappas
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Saturday, September 2, 1972
Chicago Cubs 8, San Diego Padres 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(Pappas becomes the only player in MLB history to lose a perfect game on the 27th batter but still get a no hitter. After walking Larry Stahl, Pappas retired Gary Jestadt for the win and the no-no.)
13 Carlos Zambrano
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, September 14, 2008
Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 0
Miller Park (Milwaukee)
(Played in Milwaukee’s Miller Park because of damage in the Houston area from Hurricane Ike, the was the first Major League no-hitter played at a neutral site.)

Here’s our list so far from 8 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

#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
 

#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