No-hitters against the Oakland/K.C./Philadelphia Athletics

The Athletics, an American League charter franchise that played in Philadelphia and Kansas City before settling in Oakland, has been the victim of a no-hitter 14 times beginning with Cy Young in 1904.

Here are the no-hitters thrown against the A’s:

1 Cy Young
  Boston Americans (AL)
  pg100Thursday, May 5, 1904
Boston Americans 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
(Perfect game; his second of three no-hitters)
2 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)
3 "Sad" Sam Jones
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1923
New York Yankees 2, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
(Jones becomes the second MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
4 Howard Ehmke
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 7, 1923
Boston Red Sox 4, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
5 Don Black
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Thursday, July 10, 1947 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
6 Alva "Bobo" Holloman
  St. Louis Browns (AL)
  Wednesday, May 6, 1953
St. Louis Browns 6, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Busch Stadium (St. Louis)
(This was Holloman’s first MLB start, marking the only time that’s been done in the modern era.)
7 Jack Kralick
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Sunday, August 26, 1962
Minnesota Twins 1, Kansas City Athletics 0
Metropolitan Stadium (Minneapolis)
8 Jim Palmer
  Baltimore Orioles (AL)
  Wednesday, August 13, 1969
Baltimore Orioles 8, Oakland Athletics 0
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
9 Clyde Wright
  California Angels (AL)
  Friday, July 3, 1970
California Angels 4, Oakland Athletics 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
10 Jim Bibby
  Texas Rangers (AL)
  Monday, July 30, 1973
Texas Rangers 6, Oakland Athletics 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
11 Dick Bosman
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, July 19, 1974
Cleveland Indians 4, Oakland Athletics 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
12 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)
13 Nolan Ryan
  Texas Rangers (AL)
  Monday, June 11, 1990
Texas Rangers 5, Oakland Athletics 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
(His sixth of seven no-hitters, adding to his major league record.
14 Bob Milacki (6 inn.)
Mike Flanagan (1 inn.)
Mark Williamson (1 inn.)
Gregg Olson (1 inn.)
  Baltimore Orioles (AL)
  Saturday, July 13, 1991
Baltimore Orioles 2, Oakland Athletics 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)

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