No-hitters against the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have been playing ball in the National League since 1876, and everyone knows the team’s World Series woes.

But when it comes to breaking up the no-hitter, the Cubs were king. The team has only given up seven no-hitters over its history, and the Cubs avoided a no-hitter from 1965 through 2015, when the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels finally broke through after 7,920 games without a no-hitter.

Here are the no-hitters against the Cubs:

1 Chick Fraser
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Friday, September 18, 1903 (Second game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Phillies 10, Chicago Cubs 0
West Side Park (Chicago)
2 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)
3 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.)
4 Carl Erskine
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, June 19, 1952
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His first of two no-hitters)
5 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)
6 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  pg100Thursday, 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.)
7 Cole Hamels
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Saturday, July 25, 2015
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Chicago Cubs 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)

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