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Lincecum tosses 2nd no-no vs. Padres, 3 years ago today

The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum no-hit the San Diego Padres for the second time in less than a year, two years ago today.

Lincecum allowed just one baserunner, walking Chase Headley in the second. He retired the next 23 batters to complete the task at AT&T Park with a 4-0 victory. The only other major league pitcher to throw no-hitters against the same team is the Cleveland Naps’ Addie Joss, who tossed no-nos against the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 2, 1908 and April 20, 1910.

On July 13, 2013, Lincecum struck out 13 Padres hitters at Petco Park but needed a 148th pitch to get Yonder Alonso to fly out to left and complete the 9-0 no-hitter.

Cleveland Naps pitcher Addie Joss, Bain News Service, 1910, LC-DIG-ggbain-08196.
Addie Joss
His no-no pitch count is just one shy of the record since Major League Baseball began tracking such things in 1988. Third-baseman Pablo Sandoval contributed to the effort with a seventh-inning backhand grab on a sharp grounder and Hunter Pence helped with a diving eighth-inning catch.

Lincecum’s 2013 no-hitter was Petco Park’s first.

Meanwhile, the Padres remain the only major league team with no no-no, 7,727 games and counting.

Giants’ Moore misses no-no by one out on bloop single

The San Francisco Giants’ Matt Moore came one out away from a no-hitter Thursday night before yielding a bloop single to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager — on Corey Seager bobblehead night at Chavez Ravine.

Moore reached 133 pitches, so once the no-no was off the board, pitching coach Dave Righetti (who is no stranger to no-nos) called to the bullpen for Santiago Castilla. Castilla threw one pitch to secure the 4-0 shutout.

The Giants were trying to become the first team to throw no-hitters in five consecutive seasons. They’ve done it over the last four years:

1 Matt Cain
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  pg100Wednesday, June 13, 2012
San Francisco Giants 10, Houston Astros 0
AT&T Park (San Francisco)
(Perfect game)
2 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)
3 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; Lincecum becomes only pitcher since Addie Joss to no-hit the same team twice.)
4 Chris Heston
  San Francisco Giants (NL)
  Tuesday, June 9, 2015
San Francisco Giants 5, New York Mets 0
Citi Field (New York)

The only other team to throw no-hitters in four consecutive seasons is the Dodgers, and they were all by Sandy Koufax (1962, ’63, ’64, ’65).

Lincecum tosses 2nd no-no vs. Padres, 2 years ago today

The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum no-hit the San Diego Padres for the second time in less than a year, two years ago today.

“The Freak” allowed just one baserunner, walking Chase Headley in the second. He retired the next 23 batters to complete the task at AT&T Park with a 4-0 victory. The only other major league pitcher to throw no-hitters against the same team is the Cleveland Naps’ Addie Joss, who tossed no-nos against the Chicago White Sox on Oct. 2, 1908 and April 20, 1910.

On July 13, 2013, Lincecum struck out 13 Padres hitters at Petco Park but needed a 148th pitch to get Yonder Alonso to fly out to left and complete the 9-0 no-hitter.

Cleveland Naps pitcher Addie Joss, Bain News Service, 1910, LC-DIG-ggbain-08196.
Addie Joss
His no-no pitch count is just one shy of the record since Major League Baseball began tracking such things in 1988. Third-baseman Pablo Sandoval contributed to the effort with a seventh-inning backhand grab on a sharp grounder and Hunter Pence helped with a diving eighth-inning catch.

Lincecum’s 2013 no-hitter was Petco Park’s first.

Meanwhile, the Padres remain the only major league team with no no-no.

Joss’ second no-hitter, 106 years ago today

Cleveland Naps pitcher Addie Joss, Bain News Service, 1910, LC-DIG-ggbain-08196.
Addie Joss
The Cleveland Naps’ (Indians’) Addie Joss threw the second of his two no-hitters 106 years ago today.

Joss on Wednesday, April 20, 1910 no-hit the Chicago White Sox for a 1-0 victory at South Side Park.

It was his second no-no against Chicago. On Friday, October 2, 1908, Joss threw a perfect game against the White Sox at home at League Park.

With the pair of gems, Joss became the first person to throw two no-hitters against the same team. The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum duplicated the feat in 2013 and 2014, no-hitting the San Diego Padres in each.)

No-no-ers Willis, Joss born on this date

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/bbc.0870fHappy birthday to Vic Willis and Addie Joss, a couple of old-time no-hitter throwers.

Vic Willis, born on this date in 1876, pitched a no-hitter for the National League’s Boston Beaneaters on Monday, August 7, 1899 at the Huntington Avenue Grounds. The Beaneaters topped the Washington Senators 7-1.

Cleveland Naps ace pitcher Addie Joss, born on this date in 1880, was the first pitcher to no-hit the same team twice.

Joss threw a perfect game against the Chicago White Sox at home on Friday, October 2, 1908, then no-hit the White Sox again during a road game on Wednesday, April 20, 1910. The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum is the only pitcher to duplicate the feat (vs. Padres in 2013 and 2014).

Does $20M a year set the bar for a no-hitter?

Does Zack Greinke's new contract turn up the heat to toss a no-hitter?
Does Zack Greinke’s new contract turn up the heat to toss a no-hitter?
It appears that if you want to have at least one career no-hitter under your belt these days, it helps to make at least $20 million a season.

Off-season contracts have been skyrocketing lately, and it appears that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke and the Boston Red Sox’s David Price owe their fans some no-nos. The other two pitchers to net big raises ahead of 2016’s Opening Day, Max Scherzer and Jordan Zimmermann, already notched their no-hitters during their time with Washington Nationals.

Pitcher Team Avg. Salary Year No-nos
Zack Greinke ARZ $34.4 million 2016 0
David Price BOS $31 million 2016 0
Max Scherzer DET $30 million 2016 2
Jordan Zimmermann DET $22 million 2016 1

Of the other pitchers to earn more than $20 million per season, only Cliff Lee, CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka failed to achieve the rare feat:

Pitcher Team Salary Year No-nos
Clayton Kershaw LAD $32.6 million 2015 1
Justin Verlander DET $38 million 2015 2
Johan Santana NYM $25.5 million 2013 1
Cliff Lee PHI $25 million 2013 0
Felix Hernandez SEA $24.9 million 2015 1
CC Sabathia NYY $24.3 million 2010 0
Cole Hamels PHI/TEX $23.5 million 2015 1
Tim Lincecum SFG $22 million 2013 2
Masahiro Tanaka NYY $22 million 2015 0
Matt Cain SFG $21 million 2015 1

Lincecum 1 of 3 to win consecutive Cy Youngs and throw 2 no-nos

The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum, who has tossed two career no-hitters, won his second straight Cy Young Award, six years ago today.

Lincecum is one of only three major league pitchers to win consecutive Cy Young Awards and throw multiple no-hitters. Lincecum won his NL Cy Young Awards in 2008-09. His no-hitters, both thrown against the San Diego Padres, came in 2003 and 2004.

The other two pitchers are:

  • Sandy Koufax — Consecutive NL Cy Young Awards from 1965-66, no-hitters for Los Angeles Dodgers in 1962, ’63 and ’64 and a perfect game in ’65
  • Randy Johnson — Consecutive NL Cy Young Awards from 1999-2002, a no-hitter for the Seattle Mariners in 1990 and a perfect game in 2004 for the Arizona Diamondbacks

Bumgarner no-hits Padres through 6, Upton breaks through

The San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner no-hit the San Diego Padres through six innings on Monday night, losing his bid on a Justin Upton single to lead off the seventh inning.

Bumgarner was trying to become the third Giants pitcher to no-hit the Giants.

Jonathan Sanchez no-hit the Padres at AT&T Park on July 10, 2009, striking out 11 and not issuing a single walk. He had a perfect game in tact in the eighth inning but lost that quest when Chase Headley reached base on an error by third baseman Juan Uribe.

Tim Lineceum no-hit the Friars twice, with the first on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Petco Park and the second on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at AT&T Park.

See the whole list of no-hitters against the Padres here.

#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
 

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