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A marvelous night for a no-no

april27thIt’s a marvelous night for a no-no.

April 27 is one of four days sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are May 15, September 20 and September 28.

Here are the no-hitters thrown on April 27:

1 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
2 Tom Phoebus
  Baltimore Orioles (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 1968
Baltimore Orioles 6, Boston Red Sox 0
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
3 Steve Busby
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, April 27, 1973
Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 0
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
4 Scott Erickson
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Wednesday, April 27, 1994
Minnesota Twins 6, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
5 Derek Lowe
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 2002
Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
6 Kevin Millwood
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Sunday, April 27, 2003
Philadelphia Phillies 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)

The May 15 crew includes Claude Hendrix, Clyde Shoun, Virgil Trucks, Don Cardwell, Nolan Ryan and Len Barker. Sept. 20 was kind to Larry Corcoran, Jimmy “Nixey” Callahan, Nick Maddox, Frank Smith, Hoyt Wilhelm and Bob Moose.

Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter thrown on the final game of 2014 added September 28 to the list, with Ed Cushman, Allie Reynolds, Ryan, an Oakland A’s tandem (Vida Blue 5, Glenn Abbott 1, Paul Lindblad 1 and Rollie Fingers 2) and Homer Bailey joining Zimmermann.

Happy birthday to no-no thrower Scott Erickson

Erickson
Erickson
Happy 48th birthday to Scott Erickson, who threw a no-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in 1994.

Erickson had been struggling when he took the ball on Wednesday, April 27, 1994, entering the game with a 7.48 ERA. But he treated the 18,000 fans at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome by no-hitting Milwaukee Brewers for a 6-0 win, walking four and striking out five.

Erickson’s gem was only the second no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, coming 20 years after the Kansas City Royals’ Steve Busby no-hit Milwaukee on June 19, 1974.

It was also the first no-no in the Metrodome, which had a reputation as a hitter’s park. The dome saw just one other no-hitter during its history from 1982 to 2009 – Eric Milton’s 7-0 no-hitter against the Anaheim Angels in 1999.

(Feature image Metrodome 5/2007 by Eric Kilby licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)

April 27 is a fine day for a no-no

april27thIf past performance is any indicator, today is a great day for a no-no.

April 27 is one of four days sharing the record for most no-hitters with six. The others are May 15, September 20 and September 28.

Here are the no-hitters thrown on April 27:

1 Jim Tobin
  Boston Braves (NL)
  Thursday, April 27, 1944
Boston Braves 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Braves Field (Boston)
2 Tom Phoebus
  Baltimore Orioles (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 1968
Baltimore Orioles 6, Boston Red Sox 0
Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
3 Steve Busby
  Kansas City Royals (AL)
  Friday, April 27, 1973
Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 0
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
(His first of two no-hitters)
4 Scott Erickson
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Wednesday, April 27, 1994
Minnesota Twins 6, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
5 Derek Lowe
  Boston Red Sox (AL)
  Saturday, April 27, 2002
Boston Red Sox 10, Tampa Bay Devil Rays 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
6 Kevin Millwood
  Philadelphia Phillies (NL)
  Sunday, April 27, 2003
Philadelphia Phillies 1, San Francisco Giants 0
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia)

The May 15 crew includes Claude Hendrix, Clyde Shoun, Virgil Trucks, Don Cardwell, Nolan Ryan and Len Barker. Sept. 20 was kind to Larry Corcoran, Jimmy “Nixey” Callahan, Nick Maddox, Frank Smith, Hoyt Wilhelm and Bob Moose.

Jordan Zimmermann’s no-hitter thrown on the final game of 2014 added September 28 to the list, with Ed Cushman, Allie Reynolds, Ryan, an Oakland A’s tandem (Vida Blue 5, Glenn Abbott 1, Paul Lindblad 1 and Rollie Fingers 2) and Homer Bailey joining Zimmermann.

#16, the Minnesota Twins

The NoNoHitters 30The Minnesota Twins franchise, which began American League play as the Washington Senators in 1901 and spent 60 years in the nation’s capital before moving to Minneapolis, has thrown seven no-hitters. That gives the Twins the No. 16 spot on our NoNoHitters 30 count down.

Walter Johnson
Walter Johnson
The great Walter Johnson threw the franchise’s first no-no, and Bobby Burke and Jack Kralick also threw no-hitters for the Senators. Dean Chance threw the first Minnesota Twins no-hitter, and he was followed by Scott Erickson, Eric Milton and Francisco Liriano.

Here are the Twins/Senators no-hitters:

1 Walter Johnson
  Washington Senators (AL)
  Thursday, July 1, 1920
Washington Senators 1, Boston Red Sox 0
Fenway Park (Boston)
2 Bobby Burke
  Washington Senators (AL)
  Saturday, August 8, 1931
Washington Senators 5, Boston Red Sox 0
Griffith Stadium (Washington, D.C.)
3 Jack Kralick
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Sunday, August 26, 1962
Minnesota Twins 1, Kansas City Athletics 0
Metropolitan Stadium (Minneapolis)
4 Dean Chance
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Friday, August 25, 1967 (Second game of doubleheader)
Minnesota Twins 2, Cleveland Indians 1
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
5 Scott Erickson
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Wednesday, April 27, 1994
Minnesota Twins 6, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
6 Eric Milton
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Saturday, September 11, 1999
Minnesota Twins 7, Anaheim Angels 0
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Minneapolis)
7 Francisco Liriano
  Minnesota Twins (AL)
  Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Minnesota Twins 1, Chicago White Sox 0
U.S. Cellular Field (Chicago)

Here’s our list so far from 16 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


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 by Eric Kilby

Happy birthday to Scott Erickson, threw Metrodome’s first no-no

A happy 47th birthday to Scott Erickson, who threw the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome’s first no-hitter back in 1994. Erickson no-hit the Milwaukee Brewers on April 27 of that year for a 6-0 victory.

The Metrodome, which had a reputation as a hitter’s park, saw just one other no-hitter during its history from 1982 to 2009 – Eric Milton’s 7-0 no-no against the Anaheim Angels in 1999.

Erickson is best known to this website as one of the 10 pitchers who threw a no-hitter before joining the New York Mets.