No-hitters vs. the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox, one of the American League’s eight charter franchises, have been no-hit 13 times since 1901. They are one of only two clubs (the San Diego Padres are the other) to be no-hit by the same pitcher twice.

Here are the no-hitters against the White Sox:

1 Jesse Tannehill
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Wednesday, August 17, 1904
Boston Americans 6, Chicago White Sox 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
2 Bill Dinneen
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Wednesday, September 27, 1905 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Americans 2, Chicago White Sox 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
3 Addie Joss
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  pg100Friday, October 2, 1908
Cleveland Naps 1, Chicago White Sox 0
League Park (Cleveland)
(Perfect game, his first of two no-hitters)
4 Addie Joss
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  Wednesday, April 20, 1910
Cleveland Naps 1, Chicago White Sox 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(His second of two no-hitters; first major league pitcher to no-hit the same team twice. Tim Lincecum would duplicate the feat in 2013 and 2014.)
5 Ernie Koob
  St. Louis Browns (AL)
  Saturday, May 5, 1917
St. Louis Browns 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)
6 Bob Groom
  St. Louis Browns (AL)
  Sunday, May 6, 1917 (Second game of doubleheader)
St. Louis Browns 3, Chicago White Sox 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)
7 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Tuesday, April 16, 1940
Cleveland Indians 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
(His first of three no-hitters, baseball’s first and only opening-day no-no.)
8 Mel Parnell
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, July 14, 1956
Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
9 Bill Monbouquette
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, August 1, 1962
Boston Red Sox 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
10 Mike Warren
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Thursday, September 29, 1983
Oakland Athletics 3, Chicago White Sox 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
11 Jack Morris
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Saturday, April 7, 1984
Detroit Tigers 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
12 Bret Saberhagen
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Monday, August 26, 1991
Kansas City Royals 7, Chicago White Sox 0
Royals Stadium (Kansas City)
13 Francisco Liriano
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Minnesota Twins 1, Chicago White Sox 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)

8 thoughts on “No-hitters vs. the Chicago White Sox”

  1. You’re missing the July 1, 1990 NYY v White Sox game at Comiskey – Andy Hawkins no-hit the Sox, but lost 4-0 due to errors and walks in the 8th inning

  2. Thanks Dirk… Wasn’t aware of the change in definition – apparently Fay Vincent needed something to do in 1991 🙂

    I completely understand and agree with eliminating the rain delay / darkness shortened games, and the no-no’s lost in extra innings. While I understand the rationale behind the “8.5” inning (home team not batting bottom of 9) games, I just think that eliminating those game unfairly penalizes the visiting pitcher. I’ll grant you, it’s certainly an anomalous situation, but I believe that it qualifies as a complete game and, as such, the pitcher deserves the no-no credit. I was at the Hawkins game and it is definitely among the strangest games that I’ve personally witnessed…

    Thanks for the clarification / education… just an old catcher passing on an opinion…

    1. I devote a chapter to that game and the debate over the eliminated no-hitters in my upcoming book Baseball’s No-hit Wonders. I interviewed Hawkins last month when the Rangers were at Fenway and asked him if he felt he deserved a no-hitter. His response was, “I didn’t give up any hits.” A valid point.

  3. Very cool – will definitely be looking for your book. I’m a life-long, die-hard (especially this season) White Sox fan, and I absolutely agree with Hawkins (he threw a no-hitter)… thanks again Dirk

    1. Thanks, Mike … I just watched the video of that ninth inning yesterday. I’ve never seen anything like it since. (Except maybe that time the Mets’ Luis Castillo dropped that pop-up against the Yanks).

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