Dirk Lammers is a veteran journalist who began rooting for the New York Mets in the early-1970s when the team’s no no-hitter count was barely 2,000 games old. Lammers has since turned his research into Baseball’s No-Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching’s Greatest Feats (Unbridled Books) and NoNoHitters.com, where he maintains the Internet's largest archive of no-hitter information.
Does the 18-hit differential between the two teams constitute the most ever in a no-hitter? It seems like it ties the Cubs with Arrieta’s second no-no, but I haven’t found one with more.
In the modern era, yeah. But in Buffalo Bisons pitcher Pud Galvin’s 18-0 no-hitter against the Detroit Wolverines in 1884, the Bisons notched 22 hits.