No-hitters vs. the Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves

The Atlanta Braves franchise, which began in Boston under several names before moving to Milwaukee and eventually Atlanta, has been the victim of a no-hitter 17 times – the third most in the majors.

Here are the no-hitters against the Braves:

1 Larry Corcoran
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Thursday, August 19, 1880
Chicago White Stockings 6, Boston Red Caps 0
Lake Front Park (Chicago)
(His first of three no-hitters)
2 Jim Jay Hughes
  Baltimore Orioles (NL)
  Friday, April 22, 1898
Baltimore Orioles 8, Boston Beaneaters 0
Union Park (Baltimore)
3 Frank "Red" Donahue
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Friday, July 8, 1898
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Boston Beaneaters 0
National League Park (Philadelphia)
4 George Napoleon "Nap" Rucker
  Brooklyn Superbas (NL)
  Saturday, September 5, 1908 (Second game of doubleheader)
Brooklyn Superbas 6, Boston Doves 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
5 Jesse Haines
  St. Louis Cardinals (NL)
  Thursday, July 17, 1924
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Boston Braves 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)
6 Johnny Vander Meer
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Saturday, June 11, 1938
Cincinnati Reds 3, Boston Bees 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(His first of two no-hitters; with his second no hitter against Brooklyn, Vander Meer is the only pitcher to have thrown no-hitters in consecutive starts.)
7 Clyde Shoun
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, May 15, 1944
Cincinnati Reds 1, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
8 Ed Head
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, April 23, 1946
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Boston Braves 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
9 Ewell Blackwell
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, June 18, 1947
Cincinnati Reds 6, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(Blackwell, Vander Meer’s teammate, just misses duplicating his back-to-back no-nos in his next start.)
10 Cliff Chambers
  Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)
  Sunday, May 6, 1951 (Second game of doubleheader)
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Boston Braves 0
Braves Field (Boston)
11 Don Wilson
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Sunday, June 18, 1967
Houston Astros 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(His first of two no-hitters)
12 Ken Holtzman
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Tuesday, August 19, 1969
Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta Braves 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(His first of two no-hitters; Holtzman becomes the third MLB pitcher to throw a no-hitter without a single strikeout.)
13 John Montefusco
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, September 29, 1976
San Francisco Giants 9, Atlanta Braves 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
14 Ken Forsch
  Houston Astros (NL)
  Saturday, April 7, 1979
Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 0
Astrodome (Houston)
(Ken and Bob Forsch become the first brothers to pitch MLB no-hitters.)
15 Randy Johnson
  Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)
  pg100Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)
(Perfect game, his second of two no-hitters; Johnson at age 40 becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to hurl a perfect game. It’s the Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter.)
16 Ubaldo Jimenez
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Saturday, April 17, 2010
Colorado Rockies 4, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)
(The Colorado Rockies’ first no-no.)
17 Cole Hamels (6 inn.)
Jake Diekman (1 inn.)
Ken Giles (1 inn.)
Jonathan Papelbon (1 inn.)
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Monday, September 1, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)

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