The NoNoHitters 30Twenty days until opening day, so we’re highlighting the 20th team on our NoNoHitters 30 countdown, the Miami Marlins.

The team, which went by the name "Florida Marlins" for the franchise’s first 19 years of existence, has five no-hitters since joining the National League in 1993.

Al Leiter threw the club’s first in 1996 during a home game against the Colorado Rockies. He was followed by Kevin Brown, A.J. Burnett, Anibal Sanchez and Henderson Alvarez. Alvarez’s 2013 no-no was a interesting one, in which he was in the on-deck circle in the ninth inning of a 0-0 game when the Marlins’ game-winning run scored on a walk-off wild pitch.

Here are the Marlins’ no-hitters:

1 Al Leiter
  Florida Marlins (NL)
  Saturday, May 11, 1996
Florida Marlins 11, Colorado Rockies 0
Joe Robbie Stadium (Miami)
2 Kevin Brown
  Florida Marlins (NL)
  Tuesday, June 10, 1997
Florida Marlins 9, San Francisco Giants 0
Candlestick Park (San Francisco)
3 A.J. Burnett
  Florida Marlins (NL)
  Saturday, May 12, 2001
Florida Marlins 3, San Diego Padres 0
Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego)
4 Anibal Sanchez
  Florida Marlins (NL)
  Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Florida Marlins 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Pro Player Stadium (Miami)
(Sanchez breaks the longest no-hitter drought in Major League baseball history in terms of number of games played, with the games between Randy Johnson’s 2004 perfect game and Sanchez’s no-no reaching 6,364.)
4 Henderson Alvarez
  Miami Marlins (NL team in IL game)
  Sunday, September 29, 2013
Miami Marlins 1, Detroit Tigers 0
Marlins Park (Miami)
(Alvarez gets his no-no on a walk-off wild pitch.)

Here’s our list so far from 20 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise

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 mrlaugh

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