Padres count climbing again

nohitters0San Diego starter James Shields yielded a leadoff single to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Jimmy Rollins Monday as the Padres no no-hitter count climbed for the first time in about six months, reaching 7,329 regular season games.

The Padres, home since 1969 to such great pitchers like Randy Jones, Jake Peavy and Clay Kirby, are the only major league team without a no-hitter.

Kirby came close, several times, and perhaps Kirby’s start on July 21, 1970 reveals the origin of The Curse.

In that game, the New York Mets were beating the Padres 1-0 but Kirby still had a no-hitter going through eight innings. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, San Diego skipper Preston Gomez decided to pull Kirby for a pinch hitter, Cito Gaston. Gaston struck out, reliever Jack Baldschun gave up a ninth-inning lead-off single to Bud Harrelson and the Mets rallied to pad their lead to 3-0, which would be the final score.

Would Kirby have reached base and started a rally that would have given them a 2-1 lead and an eventual no-no win?

Would Kirby have struck out, yet kept the no-hitter alive through the top of the ninth to set up a ninth-inning Padres walk-off victory? We’ll never know, and the club still has no no-no.

Happy birthday to Blyleven, Greene

Bert Blyleven and Tommy Greene are celebrating no-no birthdays today.

Blyleven, the only no-hitter thrower born in the Netherlands (Zeist), turns 64 today. The Texas Rangers pitcher no-hit the California Angels on Thursday, September 22, 1977 at Anaheim Stadium. Blyleven currently serves as a color analyst for the Minnesota Twins.

Greene, now 48, threw a no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, May 23, 1991. Greene no-hit the Montreal Expos at Olympic Stadium.

No Opening Night no-hitter

Bob Feller’s 75-year-old record of throwing baseball’s only Opening Day no-hitter will not be tied with an Opening Night no-hitter.

The Chicago Cubs Jon Lester gave up a first-inning double to Jason Heyward, and the St. Louis Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright gave up a Dexter Fowler leadoff double to left.

Feller threw his no-no on April 16, 1940 on a day when all 16 teams were in action. He struck out eight as the Cleveland Indians topped the Chicago White Sox 1-0 at Comiskey Park.

Of course the rest of the major league teams are in action on Monday, so an Opening Day no-hitter could still be in the cards, it just technically wouldn’t be thrown on baseball’s Opening Day.

Happy birthday no-hitter thrower, umpire Bill Dinneen

Dinneen umpiring at the 1916 World Series.
Dinneen umpiring at the 1916 World Series.
Today we wish a happy 139th birthday to Boston Americans’ pitcher Bill Dinneen, who threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox nearly 90 years ago.

Dinneen no-hit the White Sox at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds on during the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday, September 27, 1905. Boston topped Chicago 2-0, and Dinneen struck out six.

Dinneen retired in 1909 after pitching 12 season and compiling a 170-177 record with a 3.01 ERA. He transitioned into the role of a major league umpire, and was behind the plate for five no-hitters.

Here are those games:

1 Charles "Chief" Bender
  Philadelphia Athletics (AL)
  Thursday, May 12, 1910
Philadelphia Athletics 4, Cleveland Naps 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
2 George Mullin
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, July 4, 1912 (Second game of doubleheader)
Detroit Tigers 7, St. Louis Browns 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
3 Hubert "Dutch" Leonard
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, June 3, 1918
Boston Red Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
(Leonard’s second of two no-hitters)
4 "Sad" Sam Jones
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1923
New York Yankees 2, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
(Jones becomes the first MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
5 Howard Ehmke
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 7, 1923
Boston Red Sox 4, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)

#1, the Los Angeles Dodgers

The NoNoHitters 30The Los Angeles Dodgers, who debuted in the American Association in 1884 as the Brooklyn Atlantics, have thrown 25 no-hitters throughout the franchise’s history – seven more than the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox. That gives the team the top spot in our NoNoHitters 30 countdown as we finally reach Opening Day 2015.

Adonis Terry, who threw Brooklyn's second and third no-hitters.
Adonis Terry, who threw Brooklyn’s second and third no-hitters.
The team has undergone a series of name changes throughout the years to the Brooklyn Grays, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, the Brooklyn Grooms, the Brooklyn Superbas, the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers and the Brooklyn Robins before finally settling on the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1932 season. The team moved to California in 1958 and has been known as the Los Angeles Dodgers ever since.

The great Sandy Koufax tops the Dodgers’ no-hitter list with 4 no-nos, second only in the major leagues to Nolan Ryan’s seven no-hitters. The fourth of Koufax’s no-hitters was a perfect game.

Here is the list of no-hitters thrown by Dodgers’ pitchers:

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.)
2 Adonis Terry
  Brooklyn Grays (AA)
  Saturday, July 24, 1886
Brooklyn Grays 1, St. Louis Browns 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 Adonis Terry
  Brooklyn Bridegrooms (AA)
  Sunday, May 27, 1888
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 4, Louisville Colonels 0
Ridgewood Park (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters)
4 Tom Lovett
  Brooklyn Grooms (NL)
  Monday, June 22, 1891
Brooklyn Grooms 4, New York Giants 0
Eastern Park (Brooklyn)
5 Mal Eason
  Brooklyn Superbas (NL)
  Friday, July 20, 1906
Brooklyn Superbas 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Robison Field (St. Louis)
6 George Napoleon "Nap" Rucker
  Brooklyn Superbas (NL)
  Saturday, September 5, 1908 (Second game of doubleheader)
Brooklyn Superbas 6, Boston Doves 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
7 Charles "Dazzy" Vance
  Brooklyn Robins (NL)
  Sunday, September 13, 1925 (First game of doubleheader)
Brooklyn Robins 10, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
8 James "Tex" Carleton
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, April 30, 1940
Brooklyn Dodgers 3, Cincinnati Reds 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
9 Ed Head
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, April 23, 1946
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Boston Braves 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
10 Rex Barney
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, September 9, 1948
Brooklyn Dodgers 2, New York Giants 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
11 Carl Erskine
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, June 19, 1952
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His first of two no-hitters)
12 Carl Erskine
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Saturday, May 12, 1956
Brooklyn Dodgers 3, New York Giants 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters)
13 Sal Maglie
  Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, September 25, 1956
Brooklyn Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
14 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Saturday, June 30, 1962
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, New York Mets 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(His first of four no-hitters)
15 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Saturday, May 11, 1963
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Francisco Giants 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(His second of four no-hitters)
16 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, June 4, 1964
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Connie Mack Stadium (Philadelphia)
(His third of four no-hitters, tying Larry Corcoran, Cy Young and Bob Feller.. Koufax would throw a fourth no-no to break the record in 1965.)
17 Sandy Koufax
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Thursday, 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.)
18 Bill Singer
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Monday, July 20, 1970
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
19 Jerry Reuss
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Friday, June 27, 1980
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Francisco Giants 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
20 Fernando Valenzuela
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Friday, June 29, 1990
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
(With Stewart’s no hitter above, second time two have been thrown on same day.)
21 Kevin Gross
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Monday, August 17, 1992
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Francisco Giants 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
22 Ramon Martinez
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Friday, July 14, 1995
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Florida Marlins 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
23 Hideo Nomo
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Tuesday, September 17, 1996
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, Colorado Rockies 0
Coors Field (Denver)
(His first of two no-hitters)
24 Josh Beckett
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Sunday, May 25, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
25 Clayton Kershaw
  Los Angeles Dodgers (NL)
  Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Colorado Rockies 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Here’s our full list from 1 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


25 Los Angeles Dodgers
  (Brooklyn Atlantics/Brooklyn Grays/Brooklyn Bridegrooms/Brooklyn Grooms/Brooklyn Superbas/Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers/Brooklyn Robins/Brooklyn Dodgers)
18 Boston Red Sox
  (Boston Americans)
18 Chicago White Sox
  (Chicago White Stockings)
16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
14 Atlanta Braves
  (Boston Red Caps/Boston Beaneaters/Boston Doves/Boston Rustlers/Boston Bees/Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)
13 Chicago Cubs
  (Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts/Chicago Orphans)
12 Philadelphia Phillies
  (Philadelphia Quakers)
11 Oakland Athletics
  (Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics)
11 New York Yankees
  (New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles)
11 Houston Astros
  (Houston Colt .45’s)
10 Los Angeles Angels
  (California Angels/Anaheim Angels)
10 St. Louis Cardinals
  (St. Louis Browns/St. Louis Perfectos)
9 Baltimore Orioles
  (Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns)
7 Minnesota Twins
  (Washington Senators)
7 Detroit Tigers
6 Pittsburgh Pirates
  (Pittsburgh Alleghenys)
5 Texas Rangers
5 Miami Marlins
5 Washington Nationals
4 Kansas City Royals
4 Seattle Mariners
2 Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Milwaukee Brewers
1 Toronto Blue Jays
1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
  (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres
 

Top of post photo from The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

#2, the Boston Red Sox

The NoNoHitters 30The Boston Red Sox, No. 2 on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown, have thrown 18 no-hitters during the franchise’s history, with the first three coming under the somewhat generic moniker of the Boston Americans. The nickname differentiated the team from its National League counterpart, the Boston Beaneaters.

Cy Young baseball card
Cy Young baseball card
Some sportswriters in the day also referred to the team as the “Pilgrims” before the franchise officially adopted the Red Sox name and logo for the 1908 season.

Cy Young, who won 511 games during his career, threw two of his three no-hitters for the Red Sox, including one a 1904 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics.

Here are the Red Sox no-hitters:

1 Cy Young
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Thursday, May 5, 1904
Boston Americans 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
(Perfect game; his second of three no-hitters)
2 Jesse Tannehill
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Wednesday, August 17, 1904
Boston Americans 6, Chicago White Sox 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
3 Bill Dinneen
  Boston Americans (AL)
  Wednesday, September 27, 1905 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Americans 2, Chicago White Sox 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
4 Cy Young
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 30, 1908
Boston Red Sox 8, New York Highlanders 0
Hilltop Park (New York)
(His third of three no-hitters, tying Larry Corcoran – a record that would be tied once more but not broken until 1965 by Sandy Koufax.)
5 "Smokey" Joe Wood
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, July 29, 1911 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Red Sox 5, St. Louis Browns 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
6 George "Rube" Foster
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, June 21, 1916
Boston Red Sox 2, New York Yankees 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
7 Hubert "Dutch" Leonard
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, August 30, 1916
Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Browns 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(His first of two no-hitters)
8 Babe Ruth (0 inn.)
Ernie Shore (9 inn.)
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, June 23, 1917 (First game of doubleheader)
Boston Red Sox 4, Washington Senators 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(First no-hitter to feature more than one pitcher. Ruth was ejected for arguing with and punching the ump after walking lead-off batter Ray Morgan. Shore was called in and Morgan was thrown out trying to steal second. Shore then retired the next 26 batters for the “imperfect game.”)
9 Hubert "Dutch" Leonard
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, June 3, 1918
Boston Red Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
(His second of two no-hitters)
10 Howard Ehmke
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 7, 1923
Boston Red Sox 4, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
11 Mel Parnell
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, July 14, 1956
Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
12 Earl Wilson
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 26, 1962
Boston Red Sox 2, Los Angeles Angels 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
13 Bill Monbouquette
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, August 1, 1962
Boston Red Sox 1, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
14 Dave Morehead
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Thursday, September 16, 1965
Boston Red Sox 2, Cleveland Indians 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
15 Hideo Nomo
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Boston Red Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 0
Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore)
(His second of two no-hitters)
16 Derek Lowe
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 2002
Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
17 Clay Buchholz
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, September 1, 2007
Boston Red Sox 10, Baltimore Orioles 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
18 Jon Lester
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Monday, May 19, 2008
Boston Red Sox 7, Kansas City Royals 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(The Red Sox’ Jason Varitek catches his fourth no hitter, a new Major League record.)

Here’s our list so far from 2 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


18 Boston Red Sox
  (Boston Americans)
18 Chicago White Sox
  (Chicago White Stockings)
16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
14 Atlanta Braves
  (Boston Red Caps/Boston Beaneaters/Boston Doves/Boston Rustlers/Boston Bees/Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)
13 Chicago Cubs
  (Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts/Chicago Orphans)
12 Philadelphia Phillies
  (Philadelphia Quakers)
11 Oakland Athletics
  (Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics)
11 New York Yankees
  (New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles)
11 Houston Astros
  (Houston Colt .45’s)
10 Los Angeles Angels
  (California Angels/Anaheim Angels)
10 St. Louis Cardinals
  (St. Louis Browns/St. Louis Perfectos)
9 Baltimore Orioles
  (Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns)
7 Minnesota Twins
  (Washington Senators)
7 Detroit Tigers
6 Pittsburgh Pirates
  (Pittsburgh Alleghenys)
5 Texas Rangers
5 Miami Marlins
5 Washington Nationals
4 Kansas City Royals
4 Seattle Mariners
2 Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Milwaukee Brewers
1 Toronto Blue Jays
1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
  (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres
 

Happy birthday to no-noers Hecker, Bosio

Birthday wishes today for two throwers of no-hitters who tossed their gems 111 years apart.

Louisville Eclipse pitcher Guy Hecker, born on this day in 1856, threw his no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Alleghenys on Tuesday, September 19, 1882 at Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park. The Eclipse won 3-1.

The Seattle Mariners’ Chris Bosio, who turns 52 today, threw his no-no against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, April 22, 1993 at the Kingdome for a 7-0 win.

#3, the Chicago White Sox

The NoNoHitters 30The Chicago White Sox have thrown 18 no-hitters during the franchise’s American League history beginning in 1901, giving the club the No. 3 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown with three days to go until Opening Day.

During the first few AL seasons, the ball club went by the name Chicago White Stockings, a nickname first used by the National League’s Cubs.

James 'Nixey' Callahan
James ‘Nixey’ Callahan
The American League club eventually adopted the shortened White Sox moniker used by local newspapers.

Callahan threw the team’s first no-no, and that Sept. 20, 1902, 3-0 blanking of the Detroit Tigers is also the American League’s inaugural no-hitter. Frank Smith and Mark Buehrle each threw two no-hitters for the Sox.

White Sox pitchers have tossed three perfect games, tying the franchise for tops in the majors with the New York Yankees.

Here is the full list of the Chicago White Sox no-hitters:

1 James "Nixey" Callahan
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, September 20, 1902 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit Tigers 0
South Side Park (Chicago)
(First American League no hitter)
2 Frank Smith
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, September 6, 1905 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 15, Detroit Tigers 0
Bennett Park (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 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)
4 Ed Walsh
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, August 27, 1911
Chicago White Sox 5, Boston Red Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
5 Joe Benz
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, May 31, 1914
Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland Naps 1
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
6 Eddie Cicotte
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 14, 1917
Chicago White Sox 11, St. Louis Browns 0
Sportsman’s Park (St. Louis)
7 Charlie Robertson
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, April 30, 1922
Chicago White Sox 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
(Perfect game)
8 Ted Lyons
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, August 21, 1926
Chicago White Sox 6, Boston Red Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
9 Vern Kennedy
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, August 31, 1935
Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland Indians 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
10 Bill Dietrich
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, June 1, 1937
Chicago White Sox 8, St. Louis Browns 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
11 Bob Keegan
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Tuesday, August 20, 1957 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 6, Washington Senators 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
12 Joel "Joe" Horlen
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, September 10, 1967 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
13 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)
14 Joe Cowley
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Friday, September 19, 1986
Chicago White Sox 7, California Angels 1
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
15 Wilson Alvarez
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Sunday, August 11, 1991
Chicago White Sox 7, Baltimore Orioles 0
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
(Wilson throws a no-no in his second major league start.)
16 Mark Buehrle
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Chicago White Sox 6, Texas Rangers 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)
(His first of two no-hitters)
17 Mark Buehrle
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Thursday, July 23, 2009
Chicago White Sox 5, Tampa Bay Rays 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)
(Perfect game, Buehrle’s second no-no, and the third time he’s faced the minimum 27 batters.)
18 Philip Humber
  Chicago White Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 21, 2012
Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle Mariners 0
Safeco Field (Seattle)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 3 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


18 Chicago White Sox
  (Chicago White Stockings)
16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
14 Atlanta Braves
  (Boston Red Caps/Boston Beaneaters/Boston Doves/Boston Rustlers/Boston Bees/Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)
13 Chicago Cubs
  (Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts/Chicago Orphans)
12 Philadelphia Phillies
  (Philadelphia Quakers)
11 Oakland Athletics
  (Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics)
11 New York Yankees
  (New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles)
11 Houston Astros
  (Houston Colt .45’s)
10 Los Angeles Angels
  (California Angels/Anaheim Angels)
10 St. Louis Cardinals
  (St. Louis Browns/St. Louis Perfectos)
9 Baltimore Orioles
  (Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns)
7 Minnesota Twins
  (Washington Senators)
7 Detroit Tigers
6 Pittsburgh Pirates
  (Pittsburgh Alleghenys)
5 Texas Rangers
5 Miami Marlins
5 Washington Nationals
4 Kansas City Royals
4 Seattle Mariners
2 Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Milwaukee Brewers
1 Toronto Blue Jays
1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
  (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres
 

#4, the Cincinnati Reds

The NoNoHitters 30The Cincinnati Reds, No. 4 on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown have thrown 16 no-hitters during the team’s history dating back to the 1880s.

The team’s first no-hitter was thrown in 1892 by Bumpus Jones, who amazingly accomplished the feat in his first major league appearance.

Topping that accomplishment, Johnny Vander Meer threw no-hitters in back-to-back starts in 1938. Homer Bailey has also thrown two no-nos for the Reds. Tom Browning has the club’s only perfect game, thrown Sept. 16, 1988, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Here is the list of Cincinnati Reds no-hitters:

1 Charles "Bumpus" Jones
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Saturday, October 15, 1892
Cincinnati Reds 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
League Park (Cincinnati)
(His first Major League game)
2 Ted Breitenstein
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, April 22, 1898
Cincinnati Reds 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
League Park (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters; with Hughes’ no hitter below, first time two have been thrown on same day.)
3 Frank "Noodles" Hahn
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Thursday, July 12, 1900
Cincinnati Reds 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
League Park (Cincinnati)
4 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.)
5 Horace "Hod" Eller
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Sunday, May 11, 1919
Cincinnati Reds 6, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Redland Field (Cincinnati)
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 no hitter below against Brooklyn, Vander Meer is the only pitcher to have thrown no-hitters in consecutive starts.)
7 Johnny Vander Meer
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, June 15, 1938
Cincinnati Reds 6, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Ebbets Field (Brooklyn)
(His second of two no-hitters; with no hitter above against Boston, Vander Meer is the only pitcher to have thrown no-hitters in consecutive starts.)
8 Clyde Shoun
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, May 15, 1944
Cincinnati Reds 1, Boston Braves 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
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 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)
11 George Culver
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Monday, July 29, 1968 (Second game of doubleheader)
Cincinnati Reds 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Connie Mack Stadium (Philadelphia)
12 Jim Maloney
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Wednesday, April 30, 1969
Cincinnati Reds 10, Houston Astros 0
Crosley Field (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)
13 Tom Seaver
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, June 16, 1978
Cincinnati Reds 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(Seaver took no-hitters into the ninth three times for the Mets. He finally reaches the finish line in a Reds uniform.)
14 Tom Browning
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, September 16, 1988
Cincinnati Reds 1, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(Perfect game)
15 Homer Bailey
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, September 28, 2012
Cincinnati Reds 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
PNC Park (Pittsburgh)
(His first of two no-hitters)
16 Homer Bailey
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Cincinnati Reds 3, San Francisco Giants 0
Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)

Here’s our list so far from 4 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


16 Cincinnati Reds
  (Cincinnati Red Stockings/Cincinnati Redlegs)
16 San Francisco Giants
  (New York Gothams/New York Giants)
14 Cleveland Indians
  (Cleveland Bluebirds/Cleveland Naps)
14 Atlanta Braves
  (Boston Red Caps/Boston Beaneaters/Boston Doves/Boston Rustlers/Boston Bees/Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves)
13 Chicago Cubs
  (Chicago White Stockings/Chicago Colts/Chicago Orphans)
12 Philadelphia Phillies
  (Philadelphia Quakers)
11 Oakland Athletics
  (Philadelphia Athletics/Kansas City Athletics)
11 New York Yankees
  (New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles)
11 Houston Astros
  (Houston Colt .45’s)
10 Los Angeles Angels
  (California Angels/Anaheim Angels)
10 St. Louis Cardinals
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9 Baltimore Orioles
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7 Minnesota Twins
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7 Detroit Tigers
6 Pittsburgh Pirates
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5 Texas Rangers
5 Miami Marlins
5 Washington Nationals
4 Kansas City Royals
4 Seattle Mariners
2 Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Milwaukee Brewers
1 Toronto Blue Jays
1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
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1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres
 

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