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Bumpus Jones’ no-hitter in 1st appearance, 124 years ago today

Bumpus Jones
Bumpus Jones
Today is the 124th anniversary of the latest calendar year major-league no-hitter, but it wasn’t thrown in a postseason game.

The Cincinnati Reds’ Charles “Bumpus” Jones made his major-league debut on Saturday, October 15, 1892, and made the most of it, no-hitting the Pittsburgh Pirates at League Park for a 7-1 win.

Reds player-manager Charles Comiskey, who had watched Jones pitch well in an 1892 exhibition, gave Jones the opportunity to pitch Cincinnati’s final game of the ’92 season. Two pitchers have thrown no-hitters in the first major league starts, but no one else has done it in their first major league appearance.

Stripling pulled after tossing 7 1/3 innings no-hit ball in MLB debut

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ross Stripling tossed 7⅓ innings of no-hit ball in his first major-league appearance Friday night before being pulled for a reliever who lost the no-no.

When Stripling hit 100 pitches, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts took the ball and handed it to Chris Hatcher, who yielded a two-run homer to Trevor Brown to kill the chance of a combined no-hitter and even the score at 2-2. The Giants wound up winning the game in the bottom of the 10th on a walk-off homer by Brandon Crawford.

Bumpus Jones
Bumpus Jones
The only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in his first major league appearance is the Cincinnati Reds’ Charles “Bumpus” Jones. Jones got the start for Cincinnati’s final game of the 1892 season on Saturday, October 15, and no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 7-1 home victory at League Park.

Two pitchers (Ted Breitenstein and Bobo Holloman) have thrown no-hitters in the first major league starts, but only Jones did it in his first major league appearance. You can read about Jones, Breitenstein and Holloman in Chapter 4 of Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats.

New Year’s baby ‘Bumpus’ Jones threw no-no in first appearance

Bumpus JonesHappy New Year, and Happy 146th Birthday to Charles “Bumpus” Jones, who threw a no-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds in his first major league appearance.

Reds player-manager Charles Comiskey, who had watched Jones pitch well in an 1892 exhibition, gave Jones the opportunity to pitch Cincinnati’s final game of the ’92 season on Saturday, October 15. Jones no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 7-1 home victory at League Park.

Two pitchers have thrown no-hitters in the first major league starts, but no one else has done it in their first major league appearance.

Jones throws no-hitter in 1st major league game, 123 years ago today

The Cincinnati Reds’ Charles “Bumpus” Jones threw a no-hitter in his first major league appearance, 123 years ago today.

After watching Jones pitch well in an exhibition, player-manager Charles Comiskey gave him the opportunity to pitch the Reds’ final game of the season on Saturday, October 15, 1892. Jones no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 7-1 home victory at League Park.

We also wish a happy 70th birthday today to Jim Palmer, who threw a no-no for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday, August 13, 1969. Palmer no-hit the Oakland Athletics for an 8-0 win at Memorial Stadium.

#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
  (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