German Baseball-Bundesliga no-hitters

bbgermGermany’s Baseball-Bundesliga, the top level baseball league in the country, was established in 1982. The Mannheim Tornados dominated the league in the 1980s-90s, giving way to the Paderborn Untouchables in the early 2000s. The Regensburg Legionäre captured back-to-back-to-back-to-back championships in the 2010s.

Note that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Edwin Jackson is the only German-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the majors. Jackson no-hit the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, June 25, 2010 for a 1-0 interleague win at Tropicana Field. Jackson, the son of a U.S. Army officer, was born in Neu-Ulm (Bavaria) but moved to Columbus, Georgia, when he was 8 years old.

Our research has identified 14 no-hitters dating back to 2008, though there were likely many thrown between 1982 and 2007. If you have any additional information, please pass along lists, stories, box scores, anecdotes, etc. to dirk@nonohitters.com so we can flesh out this list.

Here are the Baseball-Bundesliga no-hitters dating back to 2008:

1 Enorbel Marquez-Ramirez
  Solingen Alligators
  Saturday, May 24, 2008 (second game of doubleheader)
Solingen Alligators 9, Bonn Capitals 0
Baseballpark Weyersberg (Solingen)
Perfect game
2 Eddie Aucoin
  Buchbinder Regensburg Legionäre
  Saturday, May 23, 2009 (second game of doubleheader)
Buchbinder Regensburg Legionäre 5, Saarlouis Hornets 0
Armin-Wolf-Arena (Regensburg)
Missed a perfect game on two hit batsmen
3 Eric Faint
  Buchbinder Regensburg Legionäre
  Saturday, August 7, 2010
Buchbinder Regensburg Legionäre 7, Haar Disciples 0
Armin-Wolf-Arena (Regensburg)
No-hitter in his first start of Baseball-Bundesliga season
4 Nils Hartkopf
  Haar Disciples
  Saturday, August 20, 2011
Haar Disciples 3, Paderborn Untouchables 0
Ahorn Ballpark (Paderborn)
Game 3 of quarterfinals
5 Brian Fields
  Paderborn Untouchables
  Saturday April 21, 2012 (second game of doubleheader)
Paderborn Untouchables 8, Dohren Wild Farmers 0
Ahorn Ballpark (Paderborn)
6 Brian Fields
  Haar Disciples
  Saturday, June 8, 2013 (second game of doubleheader)
Haar Disciples 2, Mannheim Tornados 1
Ballpark Eglfing (Haar)
7 Nick Renault
  Solingen Alligators
  Saturday, June 8, 2013 (second game of doubleheader)
Solingen Alligators 21, Berlin Sluggers 0 (7 innings)
Baseballpark Weyersberg (Solingen)
Perfect game called after seven innings on mercy rule
8 Richard Olson
  Stuttgart Reds
  Saturday, July 13, 2013 (second game of doubleheader)
Stuttgart Reds 11, Tubingen Hawks 0 (7 innings)
DB-Ballpark (Stuttgart)
Called after seven innings on mercy rule
9 Lukas Steinlein
  Haar Disciples
  Saturday, May 10, 2014 (first game of doubleheader)
Haar Disciples 11, Mannheim Tornados 0
Roberto Clemente Field (Manheim)
Josh Petersen hit for the cycle in this game
10 Johannes Krumm (7)
Robert Gruber (2)
  Heidenheim Heidekoepfe
  Sunday, June 29, 2014 (first game of doubleheader)
Heidenheim Heidekoepfe 8, Bad Homburg Hornets 0
Heidenheim Heideköpfe – Ballpark (Heidenheim)
11 Gianny Fracchiolla
  Buchbinder Regensburg Legionäre
  Saturday, April 11. 2015 (second game of doubleheader)
Buchbinder Regensburg Legionäre 10, Stuttgart Reds 0
DB-Ballpark (Stuttgart)
12 Max Schmitz-Stercken
  Bonn Capitals
  Sunday, May 17, 2015 (first game of doubleheader)
Bonn Capitals 20, Dortmund Wanderers 0
Baseballstadion Rheinaue (Bonn)
13 Tyler Lockwood
  Heidenheim Heideköpfe
  Saturday, June 20, 2015 (second game of doubleheader)
Heidenheim Heideköpfe 10, Tübingen Hawks 0 (8 innings)
Reutlinger Wiesen (Tübingen)
Called after eight innings on mercy rule
14 Michael Torrealba
  Mannheim Tornados
  Saturday, July 4, 2015 (second game of doubleheader)
Mannheim Tornados 7, Bad Homburg Hornets 0
Taunus Baseballpark (Bad Homburg)
Torrealba lost his perfect game on a ninth-inning walk.

There was also a Baseball-Bundesliga pitcher who threw a seven-inning no-hitter in the 2007 European Championship:

 1 Manuel Möller, Mainz Athletics
  Germany
  Friday, September 8, 2007
Germany 10, Austria 0 (7 innings)
Sant Boi Ballpark (Sant Boi, Spain)
European Championship, called after seven innings on mercy rule

(Sources: Mister Baseball, Baseball de World, newspapers)
(Feature photo Heidekoepfe_simon_guehring by Ralf König under license CC BY-SA 2.0)
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