Tag Archives: homer bailey

Reds’ Bailey tosses 2nd no-no, 3 years ago today

The Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey threw his second no-hitter, three years ago today.

Bailey, who is currently with the AAA Louisville Bats trying to return from injury, no-hit the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, for a 3-0 win at Great American Ball Park. Bailey walked just one batter and struck out nine.

Less than 10 months earlier, on Friday, September 28, 2012, Bailey tossed a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 1-0 win at PNC Park. Bailey again walked just one batter but this time struck out 10 batters.

(Feature photo Great American Ballpark by peterrieke under CC BY 2.0)

6 near no-nos in 5 days? History suggests one may break through tonight

September-28calIn the past five days, six pitchers have reached the fifth inning or later with a no-hitter intact. History tells us that there’s a good chance one will go even deeper tonight.

September 28 is one of four dates sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are April 27, May 15 and September 20. The date pulled into a four-way tie on the final game of the 2014 season, when the Washington Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann no-hit the Miami Marlins.

Here are the no-hitters thrown on September 28:

17 of 293 Ed Cushman
  Milwaukee Brewers (UA)
  Sunday, September 28, 1884
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Washington Nationals 0
Wright Street Grounds (Milwaukee)
126 of 293 Allie Reynolds
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Friday, September 28, 1951 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Yankees 8, Boston Red Sox 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of two no-hitters)
191 of 293 Nolan Ryan
  California Angels (AL)
  Saturday, September 28, 1974
California Angels 4, Minnesota Twins 0
Anaheim Stadium (Anaheim)
(His third of seven no-hitters)
194 of 293 Vida Blue (5 inn.)
Glenn Abbott (1 inn.)
Paul Lindblad (1 inn.)
Rollie Fingers (2 inn.)
  Oakland Athletics (AL)
  Sunday, September 28, 1975
Oakland Athletics 5, California Angels 0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland)
(Final game of season. Blue participates in a multiple pitcher no-hitter after throwing his own on Sept. 21, 1970.)
279 of 293 Homer Bailey
  Cincinnati Reds (NL)
  Friday, September 28, 2012
Cincinnati Reds 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
PNC Park (Pittsburgh)
(His first of two no-hitters)
287 of 293 Jordan Zimmermann
  Washington Nationals (NL)
  Sunday, September 28, 2014
Washington Nationals 1, Miami Marlins 0
Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
(Zimmermann throws first no-no for the Nationals after the team’s move from Montreal.)

Happy birthday to two-time no-no thrower Homer Bailey

A happy 29th birthday to Homer Bailey, thrower of two no-hitters for the Cincinnati Reds in 2012 and 2013.

Bailey, who will miss the remainder of the 2015 season to undergo Tommy John surgery, first no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates for on Friday, September 28, 2012 for a 1-0 win at PNC Park.

Less than a year later, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Bailey no-hit the San Francisco Giants at home at Great American Ball Park for a 3-0 victory.

#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

Bailey falls just short of joining exclusive club

The Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey nearly joined an exclusive club Sunday, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants before giving up a two-out single to right by Buster Posey.

Bailey no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sept. 28, 2012, with a 1-0 no-hitter, then repeated against the Giants on July 3, 2013, during a 3-0 win.

If Bailey could have accomplished the feat he would have been only the sixth player to complete the no-hitter hat-trick, joining Nolan Ryan (7), Sandy Koufax (4), Larry Corcoran (3), Cy Young (3), Bob Feller (3).

In fact, Young threw his third no-hitter 106 years ago tomorrow during the Boston Red Sox’ 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders.