As we hit the No. 24 spot in our NoNoHitters 30 countdown today, we finally reach teams that have thrown more than one no-hitter.
The Arizona Diamonbacks, which began play in the National League in 1998, have thrown two no-hitters. Randy Johnson is the only pitcher to throw the first no-hitter for two different franchises – the Seattle Mariners in 1990 and the D-Backs in 2004. His Arizona no-no was a perfect game, thrown at the age of 40.
Edwin Jackson had the D-Backs’ second no-no during an interleague game in 2010.
Here are the Diamondbacks’ no-nos:
|Arizona Diamondbacks (NL)|
|Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)
(Perfect game, his second of two no-hitters; Johnson at age 40 becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to hurl a perfect game. It’s the Diamondbacks’ first no-hitter.)
|Arizona Diamondbacks (NL team in IL game)|
|Friday, June 25, 2010|
Arizona Diamondbacks 1, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg)
Here’s our list so far from 24 to 30:
No-hitters thrown by franchise
|1||Toronto Blue Jays|
|1||Tampa Bay Rays|
|(Tampa Bay Devil Rays)|
|1||New York Mets|
|0||San Diego Padres|