No-hitters vs. defunct franchises

Twenty eight of baseball’s no-hitters were thrown against franchises that no longer exist. Here’s the list of those no-hitters:

Providence Grays (NL)

1 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)
2 John Clarkson
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Monday, July 27, 1885
Chicago White Stockings 4, Providence Grays 0
Messer Street Grounds (Providence)
3 Charlie Ferguson
  Philadelphia Quakers (NL)
  Saturday, August 29, 1885
Philadelphia Quakers 1, Providence Grays 0
Recreation Park (Philadelphia)

Washington Nationals (AA, UA)

1 Frank Mountain
  Columbus Buckeyes (AA)
  Thursday, June 5, 1884
Columbus Buckeyes 12, Washington Nationals 0
Capitol Grounds (Washington, D.C.)
2 Ed Cushman
  Milwaukee Brewers (UA)
  Sunday, September 28, 1884
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Washington Nationals 0
Wright Street Grounds (Milwaukee)

Worcester Ruby Legs (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 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)

Baltimore Orioles (AA, NL)

1 Henry Porter
  Kansas City Cowboys (AA)
  Wednesday, June 6, 1888
Kansas City Cowboys 4, Baltimore Orioles 0
Oriole Park (Baltimore)
2 Ben Sanders
  Louisville Colonels (NL)
  Monday, August 22, 1892
Louisville Colonels 6, Baltimore Orioles 2
Eclipse Park (Louisville)

Washington Statesmen/Senators (AA, NL)

1 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)
2 Vic Willis
  Boston Beaneaters (NL)
  Monday, August 7, 1899
Boston Beaneaters 7, Washington Senators 1
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)

Louisville Eclipse/Colonels (NL, AA)

1 Adonis Terry
  Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA)
  Sunday, May 27, 1888
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 4, Louisville Colonels 0
Ridgewood Park (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters)
2 Ted Breitenstein
  St. Louis Browns (AA)
  Sunday, October 4, 1891 (First game of doubleheader)
St. Louis Browns 8, Louisville Colonels 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)
(His first of two no-hitters; his first career start)

Cleveland Blues (AA)

1 Lee Richmond
  Worcester Ruby Legs (NL)
  Saturday, June 12, 1880
Worcester Ruby Legs 1, Cleveland Blues 0
Worcester Driving Park Grounds (Worcester)
(Perfect game)
2 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn
  Providence Grays (NL)
  Wednesday, July 25, 1883
Providence Grays 8, Cleveland Blues 0
Kennard Street Park (Cleveland)

Kansas City Packers (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)

Buffalo Buffeds/Blues (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)

Buffalo Bisons (NL)

1 John Montgomery Ward
  Providence Grays (NL)
  Thursday, June 17, 1880
Providence Grays 5, Buffalo Bisons 0
Messer Street Grounds (Providence)
(Perfect game)

Kansas City Unions (UA)

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

St. Louis Terriers (FL)

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

Syracuse Stars (AA)

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

Pittsburgh Rebels (FL)

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

New York Metropolitans (AA)

1 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)

Chicago Chi-Feds/Whales (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)

Kansas City Cowboys (AA)

1 Gus Weyhing
  Philadelphia Athletics (AA)
  Tuesday, July 31, 1888
Philadelphia Athletics 4, Kansas City Cowboys 0
Jefferson Street Grounds (Philadelphia)

Hartford Dark Blues (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)

Detroit Wolverines (NL)

1 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)

Toledo Blue Stockings (AA)

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.)

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