Stephen Piscotty’s first-inning homer at the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday extended the Oakland Athletics’ streak of avoiding a no-hitter to a league-leading 4,381 regular-season games.
The A’s were last no-hit on Saturday, July 13, 1991, 27 years, 8 months, 6 days ago. On that day, the Baltimore Orioles’ Bob Milacki (6 inn.), Mike Flanagan (1 inn.), Mark Williamson (1 inn.) and Gregg Olson (1 inn.) teamed up to accomplish the feat at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum for a 2-0 win. Oakland has avoided a no-no ever since, marking the longest active streak in Major League Baseball.
The mark pales in comparison to the Chicago Cubs’ now-defunct streak, which reached 7,920 regular-season games and nearly turned 50 years old before the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels zapped the Cubbies at Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 25, 2015.