Defunct franchise no-hitters

Thirty of baseball’s no-hitters were thrown for franchises that no longer exist. Here is the list of those no-hitters:

Louisville Eclipse/Colonels (AA/NL)

1 Tony Mullane
  Louisville Eclipse (AA)
  Monday, September 11, 1882
Louisville Eclipse 2, Cincinnati Red Stockings 0
Bank Street Grounds (Cincinnati)
2 Guy Hecker
  Louisville Eclipse (AA)
  Tuesday, September 19, 1882
Louisville Eclipse 3, Pittsburgh Alleghenys 1
Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)
3 Ben Sanders
  Louisville Colonels (NL)
  Monday, August 22, 1892
Louisville Colonels 6, Baltimore Orioles 2
Eclipse Park (Louisville)
4 Charles "Deacon" Phillippe
  Louisville Colonels (NL)
  Thursday, May 25, 1899
Louisville Colonels 7, New York Giants 0
Eclipse Park (Louisville)

Philadelphia Athletics (AA)

1 Al Atkinson
  Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
  Saturday, May 24, 1884
Philadelphia Athletics 10, Pittsburgh Alleghenys 1
Recreation Park (Philadelphia)
(His first of two no-hitters)
2 Al Atkinson
  Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
  Saturday, May 1, 1886
Philadelphia Athletics 3, New York Metropolitans 2
Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)
(His second of two no-hitters)
3 Ed Seward
  Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
  Thursday, July 26, 1888
Philadelphia Athletics 12, Cincinnati Red Stockings 2
Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)
4 Gus Weyhing
  Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
  Tuesday, July 31, 1888
Philadelphia Athletics 4, Kansas City Cowboys 0
Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)

Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL)

1 Matt Kilroy
  Baltimore Orioles (AA)
  Wednesday, October 6, 1886
Baltimore Orioles 6, Pittsburgh Alleghenys 0
Recreation Park (Pittsburgh)
2 Bill Hawke
  Baltimore Orioles (NL)
  Wednesday, August 16, 1893
Baltimore Orioles 5, Washington Senators 0
Boundary Field (Washington)
(First no hitter at 60-foot-6-inch pitching distance)
3 Jim Jay Hughes
  Baltimore Orioles (NL)
  Friday, April 22, 1898
Baltimore Orioles 8, Boston Beaneaters 0
Union Park (Baltimore)
(With Ted Breitenstein’s no hitter, this marked the first time two no-nos were thrown on same day.)

Providence Grays (NL)

1 John Montgomery Ward
  Providence Grays (NL)
  pg100Thursday, June 17, 1880
Providence Grays 5, Buffalo Bisons 0
Messer Street Grounds (Providence)
(Perfect game)
2 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn
  Providence Grays (NL)
  Wednesday, July 25, 1883
Providence Grays 8, Cleveland Blues 0
Kennard Street Park (Cleveland)

Buffalo Bisons (NL)

1 Pud Galvin
  Buffalo Bisons (NL)
  Friday, August 20, 1880
Buffalo Bisons 1, Worcester Ruby Legs 0
Riverside Park (Buffalo)
(His first of two no-hitters)
2 Pud Galvin
  Buffalo Bisons (NL)
  Monday, August 4, 1884
Buffalo Bisons 18, Detroit Wolverines 0
Recreation Park (Detroit)
(His second of two no-hitters; largest run differential)

Columbus Buckeyes (AA)

1 Ed Morris
  Columbus Buckeyes (AA)
  Thursday, May 29, 1884
Columbus Buckeyes 5, Pittsburgh Alleghenys 0
Recreation Park (Pittsburgh)
2 Frank Mountain
  Columbus Buckeyes (AA)
  Thursday, June 5, 1884
Columbus Buckeyes 12, Washington Nationals 0
Capitol Grounds (Washington, D.C.)

Pittsburgh Rebels (FL)

1 Frank Allen
  Pittsburgh Rebels (FL)
  Saturday, April 24, 1915
Pittsburgh Rebels 2, St. Louis Terriers 0
Handlan’s Park (St. Louis)

Rochester Broncos (AA)

1 Ledell "Cannonball" Titcomb
  Rochester Broncos (AA)
  Monday, September 15, 1890
Rochester Broncos 7, Syracuse Stars 0
Culver Field (Rochester)

St. Louis Brown Stockings (NL)

1 George Washington Bradley
  St. Louis Brown Stockings (NL)
  Saturday, July 15, 1876
St. Louis Brown Stockings 2, Hartford Dark Blues 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)

St. Louis Brown Terriers (FL)

1 Dave Davenport
  St. Louis Terriers (FL)
  Tuesday, September 7, 1915 (First game of doubleheader)
St. Louis Terriers 3, Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 0
Handlan’s Park (St. Louis)

Worcester Ruby Legs (NL)

1 Lee Richmond
  Worcester Ruby Legs (NL)
  pg100Saturday, June 12, 1880
Worcester Ruby Legs 1, Cleveland Blues 0
Worcester Driving Park Grounds (Worcester)
(Perfect game)

Cincinnati Outlaw Reds (UA)

1 Dick Burns
  Cincinnati Outlaw Reds (UA)
  Tuesday, August 26, 1884
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 3, Kansas City Unions 1
Association Park (Kansas City)

Brooklyn Tip-Tops (FL)

1 Ed Lafitte
  Brooklyn Tip-Tops (FL)
  Saturday, September 19, 1914 (First game of doubleheader)
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 6, Kansas City Packers 2
Washington Park (Brooklyn)

Cleveland Blues (NL)

1 Hugh Daily
  Cleveland Blues (NL)
  Thursday, September 13, 1883
Cleveland Blues 1, Philadelphia Quakers 0
Recreation Park (Philadelphia)

Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales (FL)

1 Claude Hendrix
  Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales (FL)
  Saturday, May 15, 1915
Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales 10, Pittsburgh Rebels 0
Exposition Park (Pittsburgh)

Kansas City Cowboys (AA)

1 Henry Porter
  Kansas City Cowboys (AA)
  Wednesday, June 6, 1888
Kansas City Cowboys 4, Baltimore Orioles 0
Oriole Park (Baltimore)

Kansas City Packers (FL)

1 Miles "Alex" Main
  Kansas City Packers (FL)
  Monday, August 16, 1915
Kansas City Packers 5, Buffalo Buffeds/Blues 0
International Fair Association Grounds (Buffalo)

Milwaukee Brewers (UA)

1 Ed Cushman
  Milwaukee Brewers (UA)
  Sunday, September 28, 1884
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Washington Nationals 0
Wright Street Grounds (Milwaukee)

Cleveland Spiders (NL)

1 Cy Young
  Cleveland Spiders (NL)
  Saturday, September 18, 1897 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Spiders 6, Cincinnati Reds 0
League Park (Cleveland)
(His first of three no-hitters)

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