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Singer, Bunning and Eason threw no-nos on this date

Jim Bunning
Jim Bunning
The Los Angeles Dodgers Bill Singer, the Detroit Tigers’ Jim Bunning and the Brooklyn Superbas’ Mal Eason and all threw no-hitters on this date.

Singer threw his on July 20, 1970, against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium for a 5-0 win.

Bunning in 1958 threw his first of two no-hitters, blanking the Boston Red Sox 3-0 during the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park.

Eason in 1906 no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals for a 2-0 win at Robison Field.

Happy birthday to 4 no-no throwers, Blackwell, Bunning, Leiter and Smith

Four no-hitter throwers were born on this date: Ewell Blackwell, Jim Bunning, Al Leiter and Bud Smith.

Blackwell, born on this date in 1922, threw a no-no for the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, June 18, 1947, against the Boston Braves. In his following start, Blackwell just missed duplicating teammate Johnny Vander Meer’s mark of two straight no-nos, losing his second no-no after 8 1/3 innings against Brooklyn.

Bunning, who turns 85 today, threw a no-hitter for the Detroit Tigers against the Boston Red Sox during the first game of a Sunday doubleheader on July 20, 1958. Bunning followed up that gem six years later as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, throwing a perfect game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium during the first game of a Father’s Day doubleheader on Sunday, June 21, 1964. Bunning was the first major-league pitcher to throw no-nos in both the AL and NL.

Leiter, celebrating his 51st birthday today, tossed the Florida (now Miami) Marlins’ first no-hitter in franchise history. He blanked the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, May 11, 1996, for an 11-0 win at Joe Robbie Stadium.

Bud Smith, who turns 37 today, threw a no-hitter as a St. Louis Cardinals rookie on Monday, September 3, 2001, shutting down the San Diego Padres for a 4-0 win at Qualcomm Stadium.

Singer, Bunning and Eason threw no-hitters on this date

Jim Bunning
Jim Bunning
The Los Angeles Dodgers Bill Singer, the Detroit Tigers’ Jim Bunning and the Brooklyn Superbas’ Mal Eason and all threw no-hitters on this date.

Singer threw his on July 20, 1970, against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium for a 5-0 win.

Bunning in 1958 threw his first of two no-hitters, blanking the Boston Red Sox 3-0 during the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park.

Eason in 1906 no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals for a 2-0 win at Robison Field.

Eason, Bunning and Singer threw no-hitters on this date

The Brooklyn Superbas’ Mal Eason, the Detroit Tigers’ Jim Bunning and the Los Angeles Dodgers Bill Singer all threw no-hitters on this date.

Eason threw his in 1906, no-hitting the St. Louis Cardinals for a 2-0 win at Robison Field.

Bunning in 1958 threw his first of two no-hitters, blanking the Boston Red Sox 3-0 during the first game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park.

On July 20, 1970, Bill Singer no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium for a 5-0 win.

#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
 

#17, the Detroit Tigers

The NoNoHitters 30The Detroit Tigers take up the No. 17 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 list. The Tigers, who began play in the American League in 1901, have thrown seven no-hitters over the franchise’s history.

George Mullin threw the Tigers’ first no-hitter in 1912, and there was a 40-year gap before Virgil Trucks threw his two in the 1950s. Jim Bunning and Jack Morris threw one each before Justin Verlander threw his two. Armando Galarraga should be on this list if not for the blown call on the 27th out.

Here are the Tigers’ no-hitters:

1 George Mullin
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, July 4, 1912 (Second game of doubleheader)
Detroit Tigers 7, St. Louis Browns 0
Navin Field (Detroit)
2 Virgil Trucks
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Thursday, May 15, 1952
Detroit Tigers 1, Washington Senators 0
Briggs Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
3 Virgil Trucks
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Monday, August 25, 1952
Detroit Tigers 1, New York Yankees 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of two no-hitters)
4 Jim Bunning
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Sunday, July 20, 1958 (First game of doubleheader)
Detroit Tigers 3, Boston Red Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
(His first of two no-hitters)
5 Jack Morris
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Saturday, April 7, 1984
Detroit Tigers 4, Chicago White Sox 0
Comiskey Park (Chicago)
6 Justin Verlander
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Detroit Tigers 4, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Comerica Park (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
7 Justin Verlander
  Detroit Tigers (AL)
  Saturday, May 7, 2011
Detroit Tigers 9, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Rogers Centre (Toronto)
(His second of two no-hitters)

Here’s our list so far from 17 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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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