No-no birthdays for Boston pitchers Stivetts, Pfeffer

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/bbc.0731fBirthday wishes today to a couple of Bostonians who threw their no-hitters more than a century ago.

The Boston Beaneaters’ Jack Stivetts, born 147 years ago today, no-hit the Brooklyn Grooms 11-0 on Saturday, August 6, 1892 at Brooklyn’s Eastern Park.

The Boston Doves’ Frank “Big Jeff” Pfeffer, born 133 years ago on this date, no-hit the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 on Wednesday, May 8, 1907 at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds.

#5, San Francisco Giants

The NoNoHitters 30Just five short days until Opening Day, so we’ve hit No. 5 on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown – the San Francisco Giants.

Christy Mathewson card
Christy Mathewson baseball card
The Giants franchise, which began as the New York Gothams before becoming the New York Giants in 1895, moved to California in 1958 to become the San Francisco Giants. The franchise has 16 no-hitters during its history.

Amos Rusie threw the team’s first no-hitter in 1891, and Christy Mathewson (New York) and Tim Lincecum (San Francisco) are the only two Giants to throw two no-hitters each. Both of Lincecum’s have come against the San Diego Padres, making him the first major league pitcher to no-hit the same team twice since the Cleveland Naps’ Addie Joss did it in 1908 and 1910 against the Chicago White Sox.

Matt Cain threw the Giants’ only perfect game on June 13, 2012, against the Houston Astros.

Here is the full list of Giants no-hitters:

1 Amos Rusie
  New York Giants (NL)
  Friday, July 31, 1891
New York Giants 6, Brooklyn Grooms 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
2 Christy Mathewson
  New York Giants (NL)
  Monday, July 15, 1901
New York Giants 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Robison Field (St. Louis)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 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)
4 George "Hooks" Wiltse
  New York Giants (NL)
  Saturday, July 4, 1908 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Giants 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (10 innings)
Polo Grounds (New York)
(Wiltse hit George McQuillen with a pitch in the ninth inning to kill the perfect game. He finished with a 10-inning no-hitte.r)
5 Jeff Tesreau
  New York Giants (NL)
  Friday, September 6, 1912 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Giants 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
National League Park (Philadelphia)
6 Richard "Rube" Marquard
  New York Giants (NL)
  Thursday, April 15, 1915
New York Giants 2, Brooklyn Robins 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
7 Jesse Barnes
  New York Giants (NL)
  Sunday, May 7, 1922
New York Giants 6, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
8 Carl Hubbell
  New York Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, May 8, 1929
New York Giants 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
9 Juan Marichal
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Saturday, June 15, 1963
San Francisco Giants 1, Houston Colt .45s 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
10 Gaylord Perry
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Tuesday, September 17, 1968
San Francisco Giants 1, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
11 Ed Halicki
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Sunday, August 24, 1975 (Second game of doubleheader)
San Francisco Giants 6, New York Mets 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
12 John Montefusco
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, September 29, 1976
San Francisco Giants 9, Atlanta Braves 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
13 Jonathan Sanchez
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Friday, July 10, 2009
San Francisco Giants 8, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
14 Matt Cain
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, June 13, 2012
San Francisco Giants 10, Houston Astros 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
(Perfect game)
15 Tim Lincecum
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Saturday, July 13, 2013
San Francisco Giants 9, San Diego Padres 0
Petco Park (San Diego)
(His first of two no-hitters; Lincecum becomes only pitcher since Addie Joss to no-hit the same team twice.)
16 Tim Lincecum
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
San Francisco Giants 4, San Diego Padres 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
(His second of two no-hitters)

Here’s our list so far from 5 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

#6, the Cleveland Indians

The NoNoHitters 30Cleveland Indians pitchers have thrown 14 no-hitters, which gives the club the No. 6 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown.

Cleveland was awarded one of the American League’s eight charter franchises in 1901 when the AL declared itself a competing major league, but the team wasn’t initially known as the Indians

Bob Feller's No 19 jersey
The Cleveland Indians in 1957 retired the number 19 to honor Bob Feller, who pitched three no-hitters.

The franchise, known as the Cleveland Bluebirds for its first two seasons, changed its name to the Cleveland Naps in 1903 after its star second baseman and eventual player/manager team Nap Lajoie. The franchise needed a new nickname when Lajoie was traded in 1915, and the team settled on the Cleveland Indians. Naps and Indians pitchers have thrown 14 no-hitters throughout the team’s history, including three by fastball ace Bob Feller.

Here they are:

1 Bob "Dusty" Rhoads
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  Friday, September 18, 1908
Cleveland Naps 2, Boston Red Sox 1
League Park (Cleveland)
2 Addie Joss
  Cleveland Naps (AL)
  Friday, October 2, 1908
Cleveland Naps 1, Chicago White Sox 0
League Park (Cleveland)
(Perfect game, his first of two no-hitters)
3 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.)
4 Ray Caldwell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, September 10, 1919 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 3, New York Yankees 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
5 Wes Ferrell
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, April 29, 1931
Cleveland Indians 9, St. Louis Browns 0
League Park (Cleveland)
6 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.)
7 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Tuesday, April 30, 1946
Cleveland Indians 1, New York Yankees 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of three no-hitters)
8 Don Black
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Thursday, July 10, 1947 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 3, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
9 Bob Lemon
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Wednesday, June 30, 1948
Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Briggs Stadium (Detroit)
10 Bob Feller
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Sunday, July 1, 1951 (First game of doubleheader)
Cleveland Indians 2, Detroit Tigers 1
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(His third of three no-hitters, tying Larry Corcoran and Cy Young – a record that would be broken by Sandy Koufax in 1965.)
11 Sonny Siebert
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, June 10, 1966
Cleveland Indians 2, Washington Senators 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
12 Dick Bosman
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, July 19, 1974
Cleveland Indians 4, Oakland Athletics 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
13 Dennis Eckersley
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Monday, May 30, 1977
Cleveland Indians 1, California Angels 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
14 Len Barker
  Cleveland Indians (AL)
  Friday, May 15, 1981
Cleveland Indians 3, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 6 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

#7, the Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves

The NoNoHitters 30The Braves’ franchise, which began in Boston under a variety of early nicknames before settling on the Braves, spent 12 years in Milwaukee before landing at its present home of Atlanta.

"Salida" Tom Hughes threw a no-hitter for Boston in 1916.
“Salida” Tom Hughes threw a no-hitter for Boston in 1916.
The franchise notched its first seven no-hitters in Boston, threw four in Milwaukee and have three to date in Atlanta. Warren Spahn is the only Braves pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter for the franchise, although Kent Mercker threw six innings of a combined no-no in 1991 and then notched his own in 1994.

Here’s the full list of the 14 no-hitters thrown by the Braves:

1 Jack Stivetts
  Boston Beaneaters (NL)
  Saturday, August 6, 1892
Boston Beaneaters 11, Brooklyn Grooms 0
Eastern Park (Brooklyn)
2 Vic Willis
  Boston Beaneaters (NL)
  Monday, August 7, 1899
Boston Beaneaters 7, Washington Senators 1
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
(There’s some doubt if this game truly was a no hitter, but it’s officially recognized as one.)
3 Frank "Big Jeff" Pfeffer
  Boston Doves (NL)
  Wednesday, May 8, 1907
Boston Doves 6, Cincinnati Reds 0
Huntington Avenue Grounds (Boston)
4 George Davis
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Wednesday, September 9, 1914 (Second game of doubleheader)
Boston Braves 7, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
5 "Salida" Tom Hughes
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Friday, June 16, 1916
Boston Braves 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Braves Field (Boston)
6 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
7 Vern Bickford
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Friday, August 11, 1950
Boston Braves 7, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
8 Jim Wilson
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Sunday, June 12, 1954
Milwaukee Braves 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
9 Lew Burdette
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Thursday, August 18, 1960
Milwaukee Braves 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
10 Warren Spahn
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Friday, September 16, 1960
Milwaukee Braves 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His first of two no-hitters)
11 Warren Spahn
  Milwaukee Braves (NL)
  Friday, April 28, 1961
Milwaukee Braves 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee)
(His second of two no-hitters)
12 Phil Niekro
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Sunday, August 5, 1973
Atlanta Braves 9, San Diego Padres 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
13 Kent Mercker (6 inn.)
Mark Wohlers (2 inn.)
Alejandro Pena (1 inn.)
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Wednesday, September 11, 1991
Atlanta Braves 1, San Diego Padres 0
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (Atlanta)
14 Kent Mercker
  Atlanta Braves (NL)
  Friday, April 8, 1994
Atlanta Braves 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)

Here’s our list so far from 7 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

Pitchers who threw no-nos and won Cy Young Awards

Cy Young baseball card
Cy Young baseball card
Today would be the 148th birthday of Cy Young, the legendary pitcher who threw three no-hitters during a 22-year career that included a major league record 511 wins.

We thought we’d celebrate the day by taking a look at pitchers who threw no-hitters and also won Cy Young awards. Sandy Koufax won three Cy Young awards and threw four no-hitters, while Randy Johnson won three Cy Young Awards and threw two no-hitters. Tim Lincecum boasts two of each.

Roger Clemens won seven Cy Young Awards but never was able to throw a no-hitter.

Before we get to the list, we also wish a happy birthday to Chicago White Sox pitcher Bill Dietrich, who was born 105 years ago today. Dietrich no-hit the St. Louis Browns on Tuesday, June 1, 1937 at Comiskey Park.

Here’s the list of pitchers who won Cy Young awards and also threw no-hitters:

1 Warren Spahn
  ML Cy Young 1957, no-hitters 1960 and 1961
2 Sandy Koufax
  ML Cy Young 1963, 1965 and 1966, no-hitters 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965
3 Dean Chance
  ML Cy Young 1964, no-hitter 1967
4 Bob Gibson
  NL Cy Young 1968, 1970, no-hitter 1971
5 Tom Seaver
  NL Cy Young 1969, 1973 and 1975, no-hitter 1978
6 Vida Blue
  AL Cy Young 1971, no-hitter 1970
7 Gaylord Perry
  AL Cy Young 1972, NL Cy Young 1978, no-hitter 1968
8 Jim Palmer
  AL Cy Young 1973, 1975 and 1976, no-hitter 1969
9 Jim "Catfish" Hunter
  AL Cy Young 1974, no-hitter 1968
10 Fernando Valenzuela
  NL Cy Young 1981, no-hitter 1990
11 Bret Saberhagen
  AL Cy Young 1985 and 1989, no-hitter 1991
12 Dwight "Doc" Gooden
  NL Cy Young 1985, no-hitter 1996
13 Mike Scott
  NL Cy Young 1986, no-hitter 1986
14 David Cone
  AL Cy Young 1994, perfect game 1999
15 Randy Johnson
  AL Cy Young 1995, NL Cy Young 1999 and 2002, no-hitters 1990, 2004
16 Roy Halladay
  AL Cy Young 2003, NL Cy Young 2010, perfect game and postseason no-hitter 2010
17 Johan Santana
  AL Cy Young 2004 and 2006, no-hitter 2012
18 Tim Lincecum
  NL Cy Young 2008 and 2009, no-hitters 2013 and 2014
19 Felix Hernandez
  AL Cy Young 2010, perfect game 2012
20 Justin Verlander
  AL Cy Young 2011, no-hitters 2007 and 2011
21 Clayton Kershaw
  NL Cy Young 2011, 2013 and 2014, no-hitter 2014

#8, the Chicago Cubs

The NoNoHitters 30The Chicago Cubs franchise, No. 8 on our NoNoHitters 30 list, has 13 no-hitters over its storied history. The team began play in the 1870s under the name Chicago White Stockings and also played under the nicknames of Colts and Orphans before settling on the Cubs in 1903.

Larry Corcoran has three of the club’s no-hitters, and Ken Holtzman threw a pair for the Cubs in the late 1960s, early ’70s.

Harry Carey statue outside Wrigley Field.
Harry Carey statue outside Wrigley Field.
The Cubs’ most recent no-no, Carlos Zambrano’s September 14, 2008 blanking of the Houston Astros, was thrown at the neutral site of Miller Park in Milwaukee, as the Astros were forced to move their home game because of Hurricane Ike.

Milt Pappas had a perfect game threw 26 batters but lost it on a ninth-inning, two out walk. He got the final out to complete his no-hitter.

Here are the Cubs’ no-hitters:

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 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)
3 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)
4 John Clarkson
  Chicago White Stockings (NL)
  Monday, July 27, 1885
Chicago White Stockings 4, Providence Grays 0
Messer Street Grounds (Providence)
5 Walter Thornton
  Chicago Orphans (NL)
  Sunday, August 21, 1898 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago Orphans 2, Brooklyn Bridegrooms 0
West Side Park (Chicago)
6 Jimmy Lavender
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Tuesday, August 31, 1915 (First game of doubleheader)
Chicago Cubs 2, New York Giants 0
Polo Grounds (New York)
7 "Toothpick" Sam Jones
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Thursday, May 12, 1955
Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(Jones becomes the first African-American pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in the integrated majors.)
8 Don Cardwell
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, May 15, 1960 (Second game of doubleheader)
Chicago Cubs 4, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
9 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 second MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
10 Ken Holtzman
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Thursday, June 3, 1971
Chicago Cubs 1, Cincinnati Reds 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
(His second of two no-hitters)
11 Burt Hooton
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, April 16, 1972
Chicago Cubs 4, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
12 Milt Pappas
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Saturday, September 2, 1972
Chicago Cubs 8, San Diego Padres 0
Wrigley Field (Chicago)
(Pappas becomes the only player in MLB history to lose a perfect game on the 27th batter but still get a no hitter. After walking Larry Stahl, Pappas retired Gary Jestadt for the win and the no-no.)
13 Carlos Zambrano
  Chicago Cubs (NL)
  Sunday, September 14, 2008
Chicago Cubs 5, Houston Astros 0
Miller Park (Milwaukee)
(Played in Milwaukee’s Miller Park because of damage in the Houston area from Hurricane Ike, the was the first Major League no-hitter played at a neutral site.)

Here’s our list so far from 8 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

#9, the Philadelphia Phillies

The NoNoHitters 30The Philadelphia Phillies franchise, which began play in the National League in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers, has 12 no-hitters over its history to take the No. 9 position on our NoNoHitters 30 list. (Note: The team also tried to take on a new moniker of the Blue Jays in the 1940s, but it never caught on.)

Terry Mulholland jersey in the Hall of Fame's no-no exhibit.
Terry Mulholland jersey in the Hall of Fame’s no-no exhibit.
The Phillies experienced the longest no-hitter drought in major league history, with the team being void of a no-no for 58 years, 1 month, 18 days between 1906 and 1964. The 8,945-game-long streak began on May 3, 1906, one game after Phillies’ southpaw Johnny Lush threw a 6-0 no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas. It ended on June 21, 1964, when Jim Bunning threw a 6-0 perfect game against the New York Mets during a Father’s Day doubleheader at Shea Stadium.

Roy Halladay, who already threw one no-hitter in 2010, made history when he threw the first postseason no-hitter since Don Larsen’s World Series perfect game in 1956. Halladay blanked the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in the Game 1 of the National League Divisional Series on October 6, 2010.

Here are the Philadelphia Phillies no-hitters:

1 Charlie Ferguson
  Philadelphia Quakers (NL)
  Saturday, August 29, 1885
Philadelphia Quakers 1, Providence Grays 0
Recreation Park (Philadelphia)
2 Frank "Red" Donahue
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Friday, July 8, 1898
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Boston Beaneaters 0
National League Park (Philadelphia)
3 Chick Fraser
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Friday, September 18, 1903 (Second game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Phillies 10, Chicago Cubs 0
West Side Park (Chicago)
4 Johnny Lush
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Tuesday, May 1, 1906
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Brooklyn Superbas 0
Washington Park (Brooklyn)
5 Jim Bunning
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Sunday, June 21, 1964 (First game of doubleheader)
Philadelphia Phillies 6, New York Mets 0
Shea Stadium (Flushing)
(Perfect game, his second of two no-hitters; it ended a 58-year, 1-month, 18-day no-hitter drought for the Phillies, still the longest team drought for any franchise.)
6 Rick Wise
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Wednesday, June 23, 1971
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati)
7 Terry Mulholland
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Wednesday, August 15, 1990
Philadelphia Phillies 6, San Francisco Giants 0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)
8 Tommy Greene
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Thursday, May 23, 1991
Philadelphia Phillies 2, Montreal Expos 0
Olympic Stadium (Montreal)
9 Kevin Millwood
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Sunday, April 27, 2003
Philadelphia Phillies 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)
10 Roy Halladay
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Saturday, May 29, 2010
Philadelphia Phillies 1, Florida Marlins 0
Sun Life Stadium (Miami)
(Perfect game, his first of two no-hitters)
11 Roy Halladay
  Philadelphia Phillies (NLDS Game 1)
  Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Cincinnati Reds 0
Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia)
(His second of two no-hitters in Game 1 of NLDS; the second postseason no-hitter in MLB history.)
12 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)

Here’s our list so far from 9 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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
 

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